my elder son his age is 10 yrs who has ADHD. now is studying in class 3. his attention towards studies is very low. he can't do anything in full concentration. always in hurry. how can I built his concentration power?

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Updated on Aug 04, 2017

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Here are a few tips - 1) You need to act like an executive planner and organizer for the child, and help in giving a structure to a day. 2) Make an effort to be compassionate and patient 3) You need to keep up with their own health by eating right , adequate sleep and exercise everyday to keep stress at a bay. Only a healthy you will be able to help your child with studies. 4) You need to create and sustain a structure at home like having a simple and predictable rules for homework, bed, and play time. Also you can use clocks, timers etc to notify the child to switch to the next task. 5) You can set clear rules and consequences. Your child can write down the rules and hang them in a place visible to the child, explain to the child in detail, refrain from criticizing and give appropriate feedback for negative result and praise often as it helps in positive reinforcement. 6) You can encourage sports and sleep : choose a sport that requires constant motion like football , basketball etc . On the other hand, slower and contained activities like yoga and martial arts can help improve mental control. This will help in studies as well. 6) Monitor your child’s meals: regular meals with fresh fruits is important while keeping junk food at bay. 7) Having a pet can work wonders. It teaches a child to be more responsible and outgoing. 8) You can help in improving your child's social skills and interactions. You can teach children not to encourage or tolerate gestures like hitting, pushing, or yelling while playing. Also, reward the child with praises for good and desired behavior especially with studies. I hope this helps.

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