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The ability of a child to direct effort or attention at something specific.

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Creating focus and thought processes in young boys

My boys (aged 7 and 9) have had issues with self-reminder and focus. For almost two years now, we have had regular habitual processes to help create the same habitual behaviour in them, but we are ...
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Dealing with "breaking the rules"

So we have 2 young boys, aged 8 and 6. The 8 year old is very smart for his age, he's intuitive, figures out how things work, and knows how to get what he wants. The 6 year old however is more ...
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How to improve my 3-year-old child's ability to concentrate?

My 3-year-old child does not look at the book while colouring, he just goes on looking at others by just keeping his crayon in the book. Also while riding his bicycle he is not watching front. He ...
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Should I be concerned if my 6 year old can't sit long enough to finish a 60 piece puzzle?

My (almost) 6 year old daughter has a hard time sitting still and focusing on a single task for an extended period of time. We gave her a 60 piece puzzle to work on, which she was super excited about, ...
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How can I get my 5 year old son to be a better listener and have respect for his classmates and teachers?

My son is 5 years old and started kindergarten this fall. We are almost at the end of the second semester and his behavior seems to be deteriorating instead of improving. Today we got this email from ...
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my 7 years old boy doesn't have focus

I have second-grade boy. He doing his homework correctly at home, but makes mistakes in class. For example, he wrote all of his spelling words correctly at home but in school on his exam, he had ...
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Staying focused getting ready for school

We have three kids (a 9, 4 and 3 year old) and our middle child is severely disabled. My wife has some commuting challenges in the morning and thus has limited availability at the critical time and ...
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How to help my 6-year-old who does a lot of self talking, becomes aggressive at school and lacks concentration in studies?

My 6-year-old son is in year 1 and he was doing really good in studies until last month. But, he is a bit lazy and does not usually take care of his belongings and is never ready to take any ...
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What to do about my 6-year-old son with listening, focus and behavioral issues?

I have 3 boys, one a 6 year old. My husband and I are very positive people and try and do a lot with our children, and give each child equal attention. The concerns I have with my 6 year old son are ...
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Suggestions for a 5 year old girl who has trouble focusing

My daughter turned 5 in July this year and started Kindergarten 2 months ago. She loves school and seems to be learning a lot but struggles to focus on her task at hand and also with getting her tasks ...
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What are suggested ways to deal with a "distracted" 6-year-old?

My 6-year-old daughter is constantly being distracted and we are struggling to distinguish if she is not listening due to defiant behavior versus something that she is struggling with that she doesn't ...
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6yo wears down people by dawdling and endless discussions - how can parents help?

A 6-years-old boy is very bright, intelligent and clever, but on the other hand he's very strong-minded and often like an absent-minded professor. The problems: he does not like other people to ...
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How do I get my 5 year old to focus in school

Hi I have a 5 year old son and he's having problems focusing in school, he does his homework well and most times without supervision, but his teacher says he's not focusing in school and therefore all ...
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3-year-old sleep issues

Our 3YO takes about an hour to get to sleep every night. We start the nighttime ritual at around 8pm (brush teeth, kiss goodnight, read story, lights out, go to sleep). She requires us to be in the ...
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How do I help a child overcome Severe difficulty with Task Initiation?

My daughter is bright, able, and enthusiastic about learning, but has a really hard time initiating a variety of tasks - even those she enjoys. Admitedly, I am not unlike her. It is almost as if a "...
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How do I help my third-grader focus on homework?

My child just entered third grade, and the homework load is much higher this year, with a lot of writing and math drills. It is all work that she can do easily, but it's causing the whole family a lot ...
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How to react to an indecisive 2.5-year-old?

I have a 2.5-year-old son. It happens mostly when tired but I'll ask him if he wants something and he will say no. Then when I go to put it away or do something else, he freaks out that he wants it. ...
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