For instance, when it comes to helping your child concentrate in this world of crazy pressures, you would want to build a strong foundation that can ensure your child can brave the future. Hopefully, with some of these tips, we can shed light on what you can do to help your child achieve a better attention span.
‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ is true even today. Kids who are encouraged to take up hobbies and extracurricular activities acquire the habit of practice, and a more rounded personality. Skills such as teamwork, problem solving and being a graceful loser, can also be developed.
Studies don’t have to be a dreaded chore that is a struggle for both parents and kids. Create an environment that is conducive to study with the help of colourful, positive décor. You can also take away some stress by using visual aids such as flash cards and mood boards.
Actively plan your child’s diet. A hurried solution to everyday food tantrums will most likely be at the cost of nutrition. Key brain functions develop during the early years, and *nutrients such as Vitamin B6, B12, C, D, and Zinc, are important for your child’s brain development. A healthy nutritional drink like Horlicks is clinically proven to make kids sharper+. Horlicks contains 9 micronutrients (Vitamin B6, B12, C, D, Copper, Folic Acid, Iron, Selenium and Zinc) which are known to improve attention and concentration.
Not every child learns the same way. Experiment and monitor new methods of helping your child improve his/her concentration. Trial and error can help you discover what works for your child and what doesn’t.
You may already have discovered that expecting results too quickly can be disappointing; the genius lies in identifying small signs of improvement and encouraging similar behaviour! After all, patience is the key with kids, especially because they have all the energy in the world to just keep going!
Sometimes enforcing using your authority as a parent may not be the best way to get your child to act a certain way. Take a minute to gauge your child’s mood before handing out an instruction, and try talking to him/her to figure out why they are averse to doing something.
It’s not just for your relaxation that encouraging your kids to take a nap may be a good idea! Nap time is a great way to restore energy and build concentration. Plus, as you’ve probably observed, forcing study when your child is drowsy leads to an immediate drop in productivity!
If your child’s mind is focussed on the TV show they’re not being allowed to watch, they may not study too well. A healthy dose of free time and entertainment can keep their desires at bay, so they feel stimulated and refreshed when it’s time to study. Try using toys that help build motor skills, reasoning and logic such as puzzles and memory games. Playing games like Statue! can even help control fidgeting.
The fear and anxiety that comes with exams is the result of not studying regularly. Leaving everything for the last-minute means dealing with unnecessary burden, a struggle for both parents and children. A little preparation daily goes a long way in getting amazing results.
Let’s face it, being a parent is a tough job with its moments of sheer frustration. But remember, punishment isn’t your only choice. If one method doesn’t work, try another. Parenting after all is a learning experience for you as much as it is for your child.
Here’s hoping that this advice helps you to help your child focus!
+increase in attention and concentration scores