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My child is unable to concentrate on studies! How can I help?

Lack of concentration and focus is a common complaint among school-going children. Parents these days invariably complain about their child getting frequently distracted both at school and home. A typical behaviour of children suffering from concentration problems are that they indulge in day-dreaming or peeping out of window at home or in class.

Also, they may be disruptive, unable to complete their work and struggle with their learning.

Major reasons for lack of concentration

  • Difficulty in understanding : There are instances when your child is unable to follow lessons taught in classroom. In case of difficulty in understanding the concept there are good chances they may avoid it, even before attempting it. Hence there is tendency of not concentrating in class.

  • Scope of distraction : Television, games, and devices are sources of common distraction for children. This is especially true, when your child is doing homework or any other task requiring concentration.
  • Need of attention: Due to lack of parental attention many a time, your child is not able to focus and concentrate on studies. It may also assume the form of neurosis in extreme cases

  • Sleep disturbances : It’s important for every child to get the necessary duration of sleep. Not only adults, but even in case of children a good night’s sleep can make all the difference.

Typical symptoms

  • Unable to stay calm

  • Gets distracted fast

  • Unable to follow instructions

  • Disorganized

  • Tendency to be forgetful and lose things

  • Cannot handle school work

  • Poor handwriting

  • Learning difficulties

  • Irritable, aggressive and impulsive behaviour

  • Unable to make friends

If you notice any of the above symptoms your child may be suffering from issues pertaining to concentration. However, there is nothing to worry. The concentration of your child can be improved within 7 to 180 days with Saral Education. Based on 17 years of rigorous work, a new concept has emerged in the world of education and behavioural science that has benefitted lakhs of families in India. The new approach to education and child behaviour can help children condition their mind for focusing and concentrating well.