Why Is Your Child Not Concentrating During School Lessons?

Why Is Your Child Not Concentrating During School Lessons?

Whether you homeschool your child or they attend classes at your local school, one thing they will likely do at some points is not concentrate during lesson times. Sometimes, children can get distracted easily, either by their peers or by something happening around them.

There’s not much you can do to avoid such behavior, and it only happens rarely. However, if you or your child’s teachers have noticed your child isn’t concentrating during lessons regularly, there might be a problem.

The following can give some reasons why your son or daughter isn’t doing well during lesson time:

Poor Quality Sleep

A regular sleep routine is crucial for your offspring to concentrate on their schoolwork and understand the concepts getting taught to them. If your child goes to sleep late regularly and wakes up early the following day, it can cause them to lose focus during the day.

Make sure that you set a regular sleep routine with your child and enforce it. Also, it can help to stop your offspring from using technology or screens (TVs, computers, mobile devices) at least one hour before bedtime.

Inability to Hear Properly

Sometimes a child might find it challenging to hear what’s getting said, irrespective of whether you homeschool them or they get taught in a school classroom full of other children. It’s worth discounting whether their hearing is to blame for their poor grades.

You should check out the most common signs of hearing loss and observe whether any of them apply to your child. If you think your child might have trouble hearing what’s getting said around them, you should have them diagnosed by your local audiology clinic.

Unbalanced Diet

Did you know that the food your child eats can affect how well they do in their schoolwork? If they consume a diet that primarily consists of sugar and fat and seldom eat food with any real nutritional value, it can hinder their education.
You can’t always control what your child eats, especially when they aren’t at home. However, you can take some steps to ensure their set mealtimes include foods rich in vitamins and minerals to help their development.

Trouble at Home

If a child’s parents are having a tough time and spend much of that time at home arguing or fighting, especially in front of their kids, it can negatively impact each child’s development. Sometimes, other personal issues can affect children.

For example, the recent death of a loved one, such as an aunt, uncle, or cousin that they were very close to, will affect the child’s concentration and focus during schooltime.

If you feel that might be the cause of their lack of concentration, you need to support your child through such a challenging situation. You may even benefit from seeking counseling services for you and your child.

Final Thoughts

Sometimes, it can be hard to determine what’s causing your child to lose focus on their schoolwork. However, there are usually some telltale signs you can pick up on to help you resolve the situation.

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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

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