Hyperactive and Poor At Concentration Children

Hyperactivity refers to behavior of a child, who is impulsive, aggressive, gets easily distracted, and unable to sit at a place. These signs are first noted by the child’s teacher at class or by parents at home. The child’s social behavior also gets affected. Reasons for hyperactivity may vary from genetics, poor nutrition, language or learning disorders, psychological disorders, to ADHD (Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder). The symptoms that can be observed in a child for ADHD are

  • Lack of attention
  • Blurting out answers before a question is completed
  • Not able to wait for their turn
  • Careless work without paying proper attention
  • Not completing homework or any other tasks assigned by teacher
  • Easily distracted by small events
  • Always fidgeting
  • Unable to sit at a place and always on the run
  • Talkative
  • Squirm a lot
  • Forgetfulness

When these signs are observed and if they are present for a prolonged period, it is advisable to visit a child psychologist in Pune. Lack of concentration is the main problem faced by a hyperactive child. We have shared some tips to improve your child’s concentration.

child psychologist in Pune

child psychologist in Pune

Healthy diet

Encourage your children to select healthy options of food like fruits, veggies, and nuts instead of processed and artificial food. The fresh and natural food are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients that are not only good for your physical health but also for your brain. Not to forget about the inclusion of omega 3 fatty acids rich food such as fish and nuts in your diet as these are very good for brain development. A nutrient rich diet always keeps mental health in good condition.

More physical activities

Parents should discourage the kids from getting addicted to electronic gadgets. Children should be refrained from a prolonged period usage of these gadgets as their thinking ability is drastically affected. Physical activities like sports, exercise, cycling, swimming will keep the child focused and help to increase the attention capability and thereby to perform well at school.

Mental activities

There are lots of games like chess, picture puzzles, and other board games that make the kids to think, focus, and play. A child can follow many mental activities such as solving puzzles, riddles, memory games or any other creative activities. These activities will boost the ability to think and concentrate.

Hobbies

Encourage the kids to follow a hobby. Hobbies like drawing, reading, painting, art and craft work requires more attention. These activities will engage the kids for a certain time and thereby increase their concentration.

Make them organized

Help your children with their homework and reward them if they complete it within a stipulated time. Fix a time for kids to sleep, eat, play, and study. These routines will help the kids to develop the skills of being organized and attentive.

Set targets

Be practical and give simpler tasks as targets. On completion, praise and reward them suitably. In future, this will be an encouragement for them to complete other tasks with keen interest. Do not force the child beyond their capability. This will lead to adverse results.

Creating our own brain exercises, body and mind integration activities are some other ways to improve their self-control and attention level.

These are simple tasks that can be followed at home. If the parent still feels that the symptoms have not yet improved, it is advisable to visit Dr. Manish Bajpayee, a leading child psychologist in Pune. The psychologist after analyzing may evaluate the child for hyperactivity and follow the treatment procedure with therapies or medications, whichever is appropriate for the child.

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