School has been in full swing for a while and you probably have a good idea of how your child is performing. It’s not uncommon for parents who get the first report card to say, “she can’t stay focused in school and is easily distracted.”
Sometimes, just being a kid can make it hard to stay focused in school. There are so many distractions. So, if your child zones out at school or at home from time to time, it isn’t unusual. But what if that happens a lot?
If your child has a hard time focusing, you might be wondering why – and whether they could have difficulty learning. In many cases, the concentration issues children have in school can be caused by a number of different reasons. However, many parents and teachers assume that the problem is a lack of motivation. But forcing kid to focus only makes the problem worse!
Did you know: Since difficulty paying attention is widely associated with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), that tends to be the first thing teachers, parents, and clinicians suspect.
This article will help you to pinpoint the cause of your child’s inability — or refusal — to stay focused in school.