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How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

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How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby dargus » 14 Aug 2014, 16:35

Hi,

My kid is almost 5 years old. He's got way too much energy on his hands. That's why I am turning to this forum and am very curious to hear from other parents what they do to release their children's abundant physical energy?

If your kid has way too much energy on his hands, what do you do to have him release that energy.
It's especially in the evening between 6 and 9.
We pick him up at 6, often go to a park, where he can play with other kids, run, play football, ...
Later on, almost 8:00, we eat something at home, give him a bath, read a story, make sure he winds down, and he'll be in bed by 9:30.

Activities: running, playing football, biking, throwing frisbee, tons of physical activities.
Maybe any gym or athletics, ...

Any other suggestions would be more than welcome.
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Re: How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby milkalex » 14 Aug 2014, 16:59

Drugs like a real American?
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Re: How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby jesus80 » 14 Aug 2014, 17:04

milkalex wrote:Drugs like a real American?


Oscar Wilde says... betelnuts.

I came here to say to try with some sport, but I see that that's been already tried. That makes me think that perhaps you could identify which sport he could be specially good at and look for some really junior team, if that even exists. A lot of energy well controlled could bring really good results :)
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Re: How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby Gryphon » 14 Aug 2014, 18:05

Stop feeding him so much sugar and caffeine
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Re: How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby dargus » 14 Aug 2014, 18:09

We pay close attention to his food habits; no chocolate, not too much sweets, prevent salycates and food with preservatives.
He can have one candy a day (at school or at home).
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Re: How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby jesus80 » 14 Aug 2014, 18:32

A candy per day might be already more than necessary, IMHO.
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Re: How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby Petrichor » 14 Aug 2014, 20:15

The link between sugar and hyperactivity has been discredited, so I wouldn't worry too much about that (sugar's still generally bad for all of us, of course). Swimming is a great way of tiring children out, and it cools them down in this weather too.
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Re: How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby jesus80 » 14 Aug 2014, 21:12

Petrichor wrote:The link between sugar and hyperactivity has been discredited, so I wouldn't worry too much about that (sugar's still generally bad for all of us, of course). Swimming is a great way of tiring children out, and it cools them down in this weather too.

I also had my doubts regarding sugar an hyperactivity, but I guess that they could be somehow related. However, I was more concern about it being unhealthy. I totally agree with the swimming thing. Indeed, I was going to suggest to take them to the beach during the weekend, but that would work... during the weekend :D
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Re: How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby urodacus » 15 Aug 2014, 00:08

Buy him a very large hamster wheel and get him to run while powering your AC.
The prizes are a bottle of f*!@#$% SCOTCH and a box of cheap f!@#$#$ CIGARS!

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Re: How to make a 5 year old release abundant physical energy?

Postby jesus80 » 15 Aug 2014, 00:09

urodacus wrote:Buy him a very large hamster wheel and get him to run while powering your AC.

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