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How to improve concentration power in children


Posted Date: 12-Aug-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Parenting Articles    
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Does your child have an habit of fidgeting with something while studying or does your child feel sleepy when he is trying to finish his school homework? If yes, then maybe your child has poor concentration power and hence is not able to focus on his studies or any other activities. Parents can definitely help their children to improve their concentration power. This article helps parents to learn more about how to improve concentration power in children.



How to improve concentration power in children


Most of the parents complain about low concentration power in children these days. According to me the main reason beyond this is the absence of ability to focus in studies for children. Children don't just focus on studies these days, their mind keeps wandering from super heroes to toys, from video games to comic books, from computer games to play stations. Thus a child's mind wanders from here to there, and hence he or she is unable to focus on studies or anything particular as there are far better things according to them than these.

But for a parent this a matter of great worry, as low concentration means poor attention and thus poor academic performance. Due to poor concentration power what actually gets disturbed more than anything is a child's interest in studies and hence poor academic performance. And this is what worries each and every parent as they want their child to be a genius. The worst affected are those parents whose children are good in studies and have been scoring really well. But suddenly their children start losing interest in studies due to low concentration power. This sudden change in a child is shocking for parents who expect more from their children. But the most confusing part in this is about how to improve the concentration power in children and to get them back on track.

What exactly is concentration power in children


Concentration power is the ability to pay attention on one subject or one particular thing, with exclusion to rest of the other things. A child is able to improve the concentration power and use it correctly only when his or her mind is focused.

Factors that affect concentration power in children


Few factors that are known to affect concentration power in children are listed below:

- When a child is not able to focus

- When a child is restless or has restless mind

- When a child is known to fidget a lot.

- When a child is worried or scared about something

- When a child is exhausted

- When a child is bored

What are benefits of good concentration power in children


Few benefits of good concentration power in children are listed below:

- A child with good concentration power has better control over his thoughts and actions.

- A child with good concentration power has a greater ability to focus on his studies

- A child with good concentration power has good memory

- A child with good concentration power is able to build more confidence

- A child with good concentration power has strong will power

- A child with good concentration power is always free from annoying and disturbing thoughts

- A child with good concentration power is always good in studies and other activities

- A child with good concentration power has good visualization

- A child with good concentration power will always score better than others

The benefits are not limited to the above mentioned numbers, but there are much more benefits than one could imagine. And this is why parents need to take efforts for the improvement of concentration power in their children. Always remember one thing it is just not difficult for parents to improve the concentration power in children, what is needed is a little efforts and some patience!

Introduce various activities that will help in improving concentration power in children


If we try to teach our children in a way that is not enjoyed by them at all, then there is no use of teaching. Children like to learn only if they can enjoy it, especially when it comes to learning from parents. A Play-Way method is an ideal method to improve concentration power in children. Introduction of board games or memory games for children can help them learn much easily. This way even parent does not have to take a lot of efforts. Many board games like puzzles, Sudoku or mazes can help children learn a lot and may also improve concentration power in them. Even card games do help us to improve our child's concentration. Memory Games like math puzzles, trivia quiz or even mind puzzle games help improve concentration in kids.

Everything that serves as a distraction should be kept out of sight


When your child sits for his studies and if his comic book too a lie on the same table, then it is obvious that he is going to open it while studying. Hence it's ideal to remove everything from your child's study area, to prevent distraction. Anything that can be a reason for distraction for your child when he studies should be kept out of his sight before he sits for studies. Even parents should not discuss or talk about anything in front of their children while they study, as that too can easily take your child's focus from his studies.

A well balanced diet also helps improve concentration power in children


An unbalanced diet is one of the physical factors that can cause concentration problems in children. A well balanced diet is known to do wonders on kid's memory and focus. A child who eats a well balanced diet is known to score better than a child who survives mostly on junk food. Inclusion of vegetables, fruits, fishes rich in omega-3, pulses and whole wheat etc in child's diet can play an important role when it comes to improving memory of children.

Yoga and meditation techniques can be lot helpful


Daily practice of yoga and meditation is known to have positive effects on your child's mind and brain. Yoga has timely proved its benefits on various aspects of our lives. Yoga is known to enhance your brain and also to help focus. Children with low concentration power should be advised to practice yoga and meditation every day.

A proper and regular routine can help improve concentration power in children


A regular routine where a child sleeps on time, wakes up on time, eats on time and studies on time is highly beneficial and can help improve concentration power in children. If a child does not follow such routine then he will not be able to focus or concentrate on the studies as well as other activities.

A specialist's help for concentration problems can help


If you find that a child is affected due to certain concentration problems such as intimidation, fear, guilt, drug abuse, health problems or even certain learning disorders which in no way could be handled by you; then it's ideal to take specialists help for the solution as early as possible.
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