How to Tell if Your Child’s Brain is in "GO SAVAGE" Mode

How to Tell if Your Child’s Brain is in "GO SAVAGE" Mode

How to Tell if Your Child’s Brain is in "GO SAVAGE" Mode

How to Tell if Your Child’s Brain is in "GO SAVAGE" Mode

How to Tell if Your Child’s Brain is in "GO SAVAGE" Mode

How to Tell if Your Child’s Brain is in "GO SAVAGE" Mode

Are you struggling to keep up with your child? Do they seem to be constantly on the go, never able to sit still or focus on one thing for more than a few minutes? If so, their brain may be in "GO SAVAGE" mode. Here's how to tell, and what you can do about it.

What is "GO SAVAGE" Mode?

"GO SAVAGE" mode is a term used to describe a state of constant activity and stimulation-seeking. This can manifest as difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, fidgeting, and general restlessness. Children in "GO SAVAGE" mode are often highly intelligent and sensitive souls who struggle to cope with the overstimulation of the world around them. 


How to Tell if Your Child is in "GO SAVAGE" Mode

There are several telltale signs that your child may be in "GO SAVAGE" mode: 


  • They have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. 

  • They struggle to concentrate or pay attention in school or other activities. 

  • They are always on the go, fidgeting and touching everything they see. 

  • They seem to be unable to follow directions or sit still for long periods of time. 

  • They are always talking or making noise, even when it's not appropriate.


If you notice any of these signs in your child, they may be in "GO SAVAGE" mode. But don't worry - there are things you can do to help them calm down and focus. 


How to Help a Child in "GO SAVAGE" Mode 

If your child is in "GO SAVAGE" mode, there are several things you can do at home to help them calm down and focus: 


  • Get them started on a regular sleep schedule. Make sure they are getting enough sleep each night and waking up at roughly the same time each day. A tired child will struggle to focus and concentrate throughout the day. 

  • Reduce screen time. Limit the amount of time your child spends looking at screens each day - this includes TV, computers, phones, and other electronic devices. Too much screen time can increase restlessness and make it difficult for children to focus on tasks that require concentration. 

  • Provide opportunities for sensory input. Sensory input helps children calm down and focus by providing information for their brains to process. Tactile activities such as Play-Doh, coloring, or model-building provide visual input that can help children focus; while auditory input such as white noise or soft music can also be helpful in calming an overactive mind. 

  • Encourage physical activity. Make sure your child is getting enough exercise each day - this can be anything from playing outside to taking a dance class or participating in organized sports. Exercise is a great way to help kids burn off excess energy so they can focus when it's time to sit still and concentrate. Exercising also helps children learn how to modulate their own energy levels - an important skill for self-regulation.


We get it, we’ve all read the parenting articles and watched all the videos too. And if you’re already doing some or all of these things we also offer Perfect Storm workshops that offer the support you may need with drug-free solutions to help you and your child.


If your child is constantly on the go, struggling to concentrate or pay attention, and seems unable ever to sit still, they may be in "GO SAVAGE" mode. 


We’re here to help. If you’re ready for us to help create a custom care plan to help your kid break from the “GO SAVAGE” mode schedule with our team at the link below, or attend one of our Perfect Storm workshops also linked below.


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