Generally if a child is truly hyperactive, they're hyperactive 24 hours a day. They can't control it part of the time. My middle son was diagnosed as clinically hyperactive. He was busy from conception, he moved non stop in my belly, when he was born he rarely slept, and as he got older even in his sleep he moved around. I was afraid that he wouldn't be able to go to school because he couldn't be still for a minute. In kindergarten and first grade he had a teacher that let him go to the back of the room and run in circles if he needed to, and in 2nd grade he had a teacher that actually let him move around as long as he kept one knee on his chair. There really was never a time when he was still. He couldn't sit still to watch a movie, and when he played video games he was always moving around.
If your child isn't hyper in school, he's probably not truly hyper active, be happy about that!!
at 10:36 AM on Oct. 29, 2009