Lack of attention to academic studies causes children’s achievement to decline. Ironically, it is found in several cases of children who previously had good achievement records, suddenly losing their interest in learning. The expectation of parents who want their children’s achievement to increase, is the opposite. After tracing it, it was the concentration that triggered the problem of children’s interest in learning to decrease.
Concentration problems in children can be indicated if their attention is easily distracted and distracted. Children have difficulty focusing on listening to one thing. This is what makes children often have difficulty solving a problem that occurs to them. However, new parents can conclude that their child has difficulty concentrating, when the power of concentration is different when compared to other normal children.
If this happens to children, parents should respond wisely. Do not jump to conclusions and sentence a child who is easily distracted by new things around him as a child with low concentration. Because at this age, children are in the process of exploring the world to explore new things around them.
When children are a little easily distracted by other conditions around them, this is natural, because they are in the process of learning to think and analyze cause and effect. This may seem normal from an adult’s point of view, but it is a wonderful thing for them. And this is what causes children to tend to be disturbed by things or events that occur around them.
It’s just that, the concentration of children who are constantly disturbed, cannot be ignored. Especially when facing the exam season, where the child’s concentration and memory are required to be optimized as much as possible, besides that, the learning process should be carried out intensively so that the child gets the desired results. However, in the learning process at home, children often experience difficulty in concentration which makes them unable to think clearly and tends to quickly end the learning process even though they are not finished.
Here are some tips that parents can do to help their children improve their concentration while studying.
1. Give Adequate Rest Time
When the child’s body is tired, you should not force him to continue to be exposed to assignment books and continue his learning. Let the child rest enough, because even if forced, their learning will be less than optimal. For example, when children just come home from school, get them used to getting enough naps. This will make their brain and physical rest and regain energy, so that when they wake up later, the children will be refreshed to think. In addition, set their bedtime at night, so they don’t sleep too late. The sleep pattern of children who are irregular or don’t get enough sleep at night will affect their concentration in the morning.
2. Prioritize So that Children Complete Tasks First
In order for children to get full concentration while studying, it is better if the child is to complete the task until it is complete. Do not interrupt study time by having your children do other homework. This will only split his concentration and energy in half.
3. Take Control of Time to Watch Television and Use of Other Gadgets
Everything that is excessive is never good, this is what happens to children in today’s generation, where they start getting addicted to gadgets and watching television shows. When children are addicted to this media, their focus will be taken up a lot by the media. To regain his concentration while studying, arrange the child’s time with TV and gadgets so that it is not too intense.
4. Condition the Learning Position
Apart from resting time, the child’s learning position will also affect their level of concentration while studying. Avoid children studying in a lying position, while chatting, close to TV and so on. A good position when studying is to sit up straight and in a calm atmosphere.
Here are some smart tips you can do to increase children’s concentration while studying. By practicing the tips above, it is hoped that children can be more constructive and can achieve the desired results.