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My 5 year old son has an enormous amount of energy that is considered disruptive by his school. Do you have any suggestions for helping him come into balance? My husband and I both sit regularly but it feels difficult to access the deeper inner workings of a child this age.


At the age of 5 the foundation of a human being and personality gets formed. Children have so much energy that adults have a hard time dealing with it. Yet what is the best way to guide a child through these years? In Japan we have the paths of Judo or Kendo, that are physically demanding yet also teach you the basic rules and structure of behaviour. Maybe some activity like this, soccer, football, would be possible for your son? I believe that this would be much better than suppressing this strong energy.


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