As parents, we all want the best for our children; we want them to be healthy, happy, and to be able to get the best start possible for their future lives. However, whilst we may wish the very best for them, there will be times when it seems that our children don't want the same for themselves.
Some children seem to lack focus, whether at home, with a hobby, after school activity, or perhaps in the school itself. All of these things can be impacted by a lack of focus, which can be frustrating for us as parents.
Not sure why your child lacks in focus? The reason for it could surprise you. So, to help you to identify your child's particular issue, we have put together the most common reasons that children lack focus.
They cannot hear
Imagine not being able to hear what is going on around you as clearly as you should; this would not only be disorientating but would mean that you often drift off into your own world. You may not realize it, but hearing loss is a more common reason for lack of focus in children than you realize.
If you suspect that a hearing issue could cause it, then make sure that you speak to an expert to help you diagnose this and recommend the proper treatment. Often, once they are fitted with a hearing aid and take the proper hearing aid care measures, things will start to improve for them, but you won’t know until you get them checked out.
They are not being challenged
It isn't always because the child has an issue with the content or a health issue causing a problem when it comes to focusing. Sometimes it is because the content is below their ability level. If a child is not being challenged enough when learning, they are likely to drift off into their own world.
If you think this may be the case, you will want to speak to your child's teacher to see if they agree and to discuss what can be done. They are being distracted by their surroundings
You may think that it is excellent for children to be surrounded by color as this will keep them happy and enjoying their learning. However, this is not the case. Children are very easily distracted by their environment, which is even truer for those children who have ADHD or are on the ASD spectrum.
So, if your child has either of these issues, then the surroundings that they find themselves in could be the issue.
They are not sleeping well enough
Children need somewhere in the region of 8-10 hours of sleep every single night to perform at school. This means that we need to ensure that they are going to bed at a time that will allow them enough sleep.
Your child must understand the importance of sleep and find ways to help themselves get to sleep each night. That way, they can learn good sleeping habits that they can then carry forward through the rest of their life.
It is often tough to know what is going on with our children and what could be causing them to lack focus. However, as parents, it is down to us to find out the reasons and help them to be able to achieve the best that they can. So, think about what could be causing their issues with focus and see what you can do to change that for them.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.