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Focusing Problems

How To Help Children And Youth With Focusing Problems

Difficulty Paying Attention; Difficulty Finishing An Activity; Easily Distracted

If this lasts more than a few weeks, get a medical evaluation by the child’s or youth’s primary physician. Pick doctors who know about the practices below and follow their advice about which ones to investigate. Focusing challenges can destroy self-confidence, limit success and be very difficult in relationships. These challenges may lead the child or youth to be stereotyped as slow or difficult. They can lower the ability to learn and remember. Focusing challenges can be very frustrating for children & youth and anyone around them. These challenges may be linked to and complicated by a combination of: genetics; family patterns; lack of training; hearing and vision challenges; depression; anxiety; over stimulation; other psychiatric conditions; developmental conditions; ADD/ADHD; abuses of all kinds; unresolved physical trauma (especially to the head and spine); exposure to environmental pollutants; nutrition additives and food processing; nutritional imbalances.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Western Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Osteopathy
  • Craniosacral
  • Chiropractic
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Developmental Optometry
  • Light Therapy
  • Precision Teaching
  • Environmentally Healthy Homes
  • Support For Parents
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Herbology
  • Flower Essences
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Drumming
  • Music Lessons
  • Expressive Arts
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Aikido
  • Aikido
  • Aromatherapy
  • Flower Essences
  • Homeopathy
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Herbology
  • Meditation

On Our Own We Would Try: • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Long Walks/Hikes • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Wholesome Pleasures • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Nature • Pets • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games

For Parents: • Keep home calm, tidy and simple. Play lots of music. • Get lots of gentle exercise. • Avoid TV. • Family games and puzzles can replace TV and teach focusing.

Check out: www.Medlineplus.gov; www.SchwabbLearning.org; www.acestudy.org.

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