A blog post appeared today on the website, Motherly, which I wrote, that provides practical strategies to help kids focus. It is especially relevant to kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The tips I recommend include exercise, a nourishing diet, relaxation skills, talking to the child’s teacher about why fidgeting helps some kids focus, making sure your child gets enough sleep (new research came out this weekend on the importance of this issue), promoting a strong PE program at the child’s school, and fostering good home-school communication.
For more strategies about helping kids focus, see my book The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion.
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