Top Six Ways to Boost Your Child's Attention

Has your child been having a hard time focusing on things of late? If yes, you’re not alone. Owing to the vast advances in technology, children find it difficult to keep their minds focused and retain information. As a result, more and more kids are being diagnosed with attention deficit disorders (ADD).This is a chronic condition that can lead to a variety of behavioural problems, such as not being able to focus on school assignments, and having a tough time following instructions. In addition to these issues, ADD can also lead to serious disciplinary problems.

Although there are quite a few types of medications available for children diagnosed with ADD, most of which are not recommended for long-term use. So we’ve curated for you a list of effective ways to boost your child's attention!

Encourage active learning:  A great way to enhance your child's concentration is to make learning more fun and engaging. As a parent or an instructor, you must allow children to express their opinions on various topics. This encourages them to store the information in their minds for a longer time and strengthens their critical thinking abilities. Some great ideas for active learning are game-based learning platforms, rotating chair discussions, learning through role play, and reciprocal questioning.

Introduce a nutritious diet: Food plays a vital role during your child's growing years. Along with a proper workout plan, children must be introduced to foods that are loaded with all the essential nutrients. Some great foods that can help build your child's concentration are fresh vegetables and fruits, eggs, lean beef, nuts, low-fat dairy products, cereal, bread, and fatty fish. On the other hand, avoid too much consumption of candy, caffeine, soda, frozen vegetables, and fruits, cake mixes, excess sugar, and energy drinks.  

Develop a solid routine: One of the best ways to enhance your child's focus is by introducing a proper schedule. By establishing a strong routine, your kids will learn to finish their tasks on time. And as they grow older, it’ll help them enhance their language-memory skills, too.

Create mind maps: Designing mind maps is a tried and tested effective technique to combat issues related to memory in children.

Workout: We all know that exercising on a regular basis not only helps you to stay in good shape, but is also beneficial for enhancing your level of alertness. This is true for you as well as your child. Encourage your kid to exercise regularly, as even a few minutes of brisk walking will help combat the symptoms of ADD, improve their concentration, and make them more alert. Try some fun activities like swimming, biking, running, dancing, or practicing yoga.

-Akhila Kakarala
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