Does your child often forget notebooks with homework, going to school? And, having learned a poem in the evening, does he not remember the next morning? And sometimes even buttons the wrong buttons on his jacket?
All because of distraction!
Someone blames heredity in such misunderstandings, someone – upbringing, some blamed on temperament.
Experts explain everything differently. The fact is that children of five or seven years cannot keep as many things in their heads as adults, they can only do one thing. We chat with you on the phone and cook the soup, we also make pigtails for our daughter.
An adult can focus attention on seven subjects at once, a child of 4 years old can concentrate on only one, and seven years old – on three. However, the level of attention decreases if you have to perceive several new, unfamiliar objects.
Another important factor is the HYPEROPECK of the parents. If you are doing everything for your baby, then what’s the point of straining him so that he can be independent, mommy will take care of everything.
In addition, the child has his hobbies that can completely seize the attention.
Do not confuse absent-mindedness with the so-called inner attention, when the child has withdrawn into himself and is thinking about something. This is completely normal!
The cause of inattention can be a disease when the child’s body is depleted; and also conflict with someone. The kid is in suspense, and that is why he can not concentrate. Talk to him, find out what bothers him.
Fears that seem to be trivial to an adult, such as fear of being asked to go to the toilet in the classroom or to answer with classmates, can paralyze the child’s ability to think and concentrate on any business.
Make sure that the child does not overdo it, because it can also negatively affect concentration. It is important that the kid respect the daily routine. Do not overload it with classes in various sections and circles, visiting museums, theaters, guests, watching movies, etc.
So, if the child is scattered:
-Do not scold him in any way!
-Follow the daily routine!
-Teach your child to plan!
-More often, let’s do some hard work: sorting out the cereal or picking up puzzles.
-Praise him more often!
-Try to equip his workplace so that nothing distracts him! Remove excess items from the table, eliminate sources of noise.
-Often play with him in attention-developing games. For example, in the arrangement of objects: ask the child to remember where one or another object stands (without peeping), or how many stairs are in the stairwell.