Wellness - Mental Health | 6-18 yrs

How To Help Your Child Concentrate Better

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Does your child find it difficult to remember her classroom lessons? Does it appear to you that she is struggling with short-term memory? Do you think that she been having issues with working memory lately?

Memory and concentration problems in children can negatively impact their learning process, and thus their self-confidence. These problems can arise due to a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons are lack of sleep and nutrition, lack of motivation, and irregular sleeping habits. Problems with concentration and memory can manifest themselves in ways like impulsiveness, inattention, learning difficulty and hyperactivity.

But there are several ways of helping your child overcome her problems of concentration and memory. You can start by setting a routine for your child. A routine will help her get into a pattern and she will know what to do next. Diet plays an important role in the way our brain functions. Make sure your child eats a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains. You can also supplement her diet with essential fatty acids like EPA, DHA and GLA. A sedentary lifestyle can also cause problems with concentration, so control the use of on-screen devices. Encourage intellectual and physical activities like reading, playing outside and interacting with friends. For mental exercises, introduce her to board games that stimulate strategic thinking and help her focus. According to health.harvard.edu, “Exercise helps memory and thinking through both direct and indirect means.” Other measures to improve your child’s concentration power include implementing proper sleep routine, avoiding processed foods, and allowing them to lead a stress-free life.

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