Concentration Problems

How To Help Children And Youth With Concentration Problems

Paying Attention Is Difficult; Attention And Focus Wanders Or Bounces;
Loses Or Forgets Things; Disorganized

Lacking concentration skills can make effective learning very challenging. It can lead to overlooking social cues, and thus getting into trouble a great deal. It can make social relations difficult, and can reduce joy and self-confidence. Children & youths with these conditions are often considered as unintelligent or emotionally disturbed. Difficulty concentrating may be a sign of other learning difficulties. It may be due to a combination of: age; over or under-expectation; nutritional imbalances; lack of exercise; lack of deep rest and relaxation; over or under-stimulating environments; exposure to environmental pollutants; allergies; poor health; physical disorganization due to stress, abuses of all kinds; accidents; emotional challenges; genetics; family patterns; isolation; problematic physical organization; family patterns and role models; lack of purpose for concentrating; inconsistent and unappreciative home/school environment..

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Western Medicine
  • Osteopathy
  • Psychiatry
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Craniosacral
  • Chiropractic
  • Light Therapy
  • Developmental Optometry
  • Environmentally Healthy Homes
  • Biofeedback
  • Aikido
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Flower Essences
  • Drumming
  • Music Lessons
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Expressive Arts
  • Independent Study
  • Aikido
  • Aromatheraphy
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy
  • Flower Essences
  • Nonviolent Communication

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: • Get support from other parents. Become a learner or do things where your child or youth can see you concentrating. • Play lots of games the child or youth enjoys even if you think they are too childish. • Playing card games can be helpful. • Ask teachers to recommend useful games.

Check out: www.MedLinePlus.gov; www.KidsHealth.org; www.partnershipforlearning.org;
www.schwablearning.org; www.kidshealth.org; www.traumasoma.com/index.shtml (very technical); www.acestudy.org.

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