We think my 6yo may have ADD or some other type of hyper active problem. She has a super hard time calming down especially at night . It is getting to the point that it upsets her. She describes it as " I feel like there is a party in my head and body that I can not get to stop. I feel hyper and scared " I am thinking she means anxious.
Anyway he loves crafts and I was trying to come up with something she can do at night to help her calm down, possibly something she can even do while laying down.
So far I have thought of plastic canvas or cross stitching. I am just not sure where to start for her. On cross stitch can she use a ball point needle ?
Any ideas are welcomed. Right now I give her camomile tea at night as well as let her take a warm bath with lavender , we are also changing her diet . I just think maybe a craft or activity along with these things will help her more. She can not yet read by her self but I do read to her at night.
I think it's a great idea to give her something to do in bed. I would think something with a needle would be the easiest thing for her to take with her, I would just worry that she would fall asleep while working and get wrapped up in yarn/string, and sleep on the needle. I don't have any real suggestions, I hope someone can help you with ideas.
What about coloring? That is a great way to focus her mind and when she starts to doze she can just set it aside. If she is old enough to read you could read to her for about half an hour while she lays down then give her the book - we do this with my son and by the time he gets the book he reads 1-2 pages then is fast asleep with the book tucked under his pillow.
We have tried coloring and she did not really get into it. As far as the activity goes I was not planning on having her do it long, just as a tool to get her calm enough to lay down. That is our main problem .