Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Telling the difference between a normal, antsy preschooler and one who is hyperactive is tricky. Did you know there are ten warning signs to look for in your three and four-year-old?
Below are some warning signs health experts say to look for:
- Constant climbing, even when told not to
- Continuous movement, such as bouncing a knee constantly or the inability to sit without squirming
- Running and moving so quickly that it results in injury such as stitches, even when told to stop
- The inability to hop on one foot
- An inability to play peacefully with others, occasionally showing aggression
- Being louder and noisier than playmates
- Befriending strangers with little caution
- Showing low fear in dangerous situations
- The inability to focus for more than a few minutes without losing interest
- And refusing to participate in an activity that requires attention for more than a minute or tow.
Experts say children who have these warning signs should be evaluated.