Extremely hyper 2 year old

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lyssie29 Tue 03-Nov-15 17:27:21

My dd is 2.5 yrs old and gets extremely hyper to the point of hurting herself because she's not concentrating on what she's doing. I'm sure it's normal but just wanted to check and to get advice on how long it lasts? She constantly talks all the time, to anyone, and will go up to strangers and talk away to them. She runs all the time and never ever listens to what we tell her to do. She has always had a lot of energy but it seems to have gotten a lot worse recently. Just the terrible 2's??

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JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 03-Nov-15 18:14:00

It could be just a toddler thing. How is she generally? Have you had her eyes and ears checked? Does she have any food allergies?

If you are concerned, could you talk to her HV?

lyssie29 Tue 03-Nov-15 20:43:28

She is in good health although her eyes and ears haven't been checked since she was a baby and she doesn't appear to have allergies. She is extremely stubborn and it could just be her personality but she just doesn't seem to listen to anything. If someone is talking to me she will go right up to them and not only try to talk to them but if they're sitting down she tries to climb on them, throws things or shouts to get their attention. She is advanced in her learning and has excellent speech and memory. Do you think maybe I'm not challenging her enough? I constantly read to her all day and she knows most of her books by/ memory. She hasn't seen her hv since her 2 yr check and most of this stuff has cropped up afterwards in the past few months. Again though I'm not sure if it's just an age thing and she'll grow out of it.

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toastandmarmaladewithacupoftea Tue 03-Nov-15 21:58:47

I'm not sure. My 2.8 yo probably isn't the best to compare to, since she's always been very, very wary of strangers. She still now won't approach or speak to strangers, and despite climbing anything she can find being very physically active I absolutely can't imagine her climbing on someone she doesn't know well. But children can have very different personalities, while both being fine!

You say you read to your DD often. How is her concentration when you're reading together? Is she able to be still and focus on any other activities, like painting or duplo? (Not including TV or computer games)

And how is she at switching attention? Can you interest her in a new activity (which is interesting to her) fairly easily?

lyssie29 Wed 04-Nov-15 11:49:58

She concentrates well when reading and drawing/painting unless there is other ppl or children around. She is friendly towards ppl and at the library she will go around the other kids giving them books all the time. It's like she wants the attention on her all the time. If someone ignores her she gets upset and just doesn't understand. There was a time when she was about a year old she would literally scream the place down if someone she didn't know said hello to her.

She has also started saying she's bored. She's said it twice today already and both times it was when I was doing housework and she was playing by herself. Just not sure if she is getting enough stimulation. Do you think she maybe needs to go to a toddler group? She has nursery 2 mornings a week also.

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c1cozens Wed 17-Oct-18 12:53:47

I know this is an old message but did your DD ever calm down of you sort it? Sounds exectly the same as my DS now and its driving me crazy sad

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