How can you help your child focus more?
Lack of focus or concentration is a often a major obstacle between children and their everyday tasks. It can have both short and long-term effects, often impacting your child’s everyday life. However, there are many ways to help your child focus more. Some may seem daunting while the rest are straightforward. Nonetheless, all are worth trying.
Here are some of the ways you can help your child focus more.
Jump Right Into the Tasks
When you put off starting a project for too long, it gets more difficult to focus on. Parents need to start encouraging their children to pursue projects without delay.
This does not mean to force your kid to do everything at once. Instead, teach them how to prioritize their tasks and ensure that they are able to start working on them immediately.
Don’t Burden Them With Instructions
Children without focus find it a challenge to follow through on too many instructions. We recommend to break down instructions according to your child’s learning pace. This will enable them to retain information, feel accomplished & focus more.
Various studies have shown the correlation between children’s ability to focus and mindfulness exercises. The easiest way to get started with mindfulness exercises is to have them sit quietly and focus on their breathing - a few deep breaths before a starting can go miles in improving their focus.
Vitamin D3 is a neuroprotective that balances the calcium in the body and regulates the immune system, which further regulates many important brain functions. Regular intake of vitamin D3 can help your child to focus.
Important Things vs Distraction
The modern world is full of distractions – social media, Netflix, video games, and a lot more. We are not saying these things are necessarily bad, the important thing is they don’t become a distraction to your child. We suggest giving them regular schedules on when and how long they can be on screens - screen time, as it's often called. Use it as leverage for them to learn the more important things they must focus on.
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