Making the Most of Interruptions in Your Child’s
A recent study found that children spend nearly half of their waking day in a “mediocre zone,” where they remain understimulated. The authors of the study noted that the research indicates children’s brains are “suffocating,” meaning they can’t afford to suffer any prolonged periods of stress.
The study focused on children ages 2 to 8. Researchers divided children into four categories: the Average, Great, Very good, and Greatly Below Average. The study found that among the four children, the Greatly Below Average children had three times the amount of attention span and three times the attention deficit. The Average and Greatly Below Average children had similar numbers of these “extremely low attention span periods.”
The authors of the study called the Greatly Below Average children: “distracted kids.” They said that what they learned is that children spend 45% of their waking day in this low, distracted zone.
The Common Form Of Kids’ Activity
Why do kids take up so much of their time? Kids play, get bored, stop doing what they’re doing, start doing what they’re doing, and then stop doing that again. That’s what kids do.
The authors of the study conclude that it is because kids “slow down and focus in moments of momentary connectedness or boredom.”
The Change Of Perspective That You Can Make With Your Kids
Parents can and should take advantage of this ability of your kids to continue taking frequent breaks throughout the day. Parents should use breaks to do three things:
Realize your child’s strengths. Keep your eyes on your child’s bright mind and successful talents and talents. Listen to what he or she is saying and recognize her feelings. Read music to him or her and praise her positive attention to detail. Get your child’s sense of humor and humor.
Life Happens And I’m Sure
Remember to take a quick break from parenting when life changes. Reorganize your time. Meet with friends or family. Visit with a local zoo or aquarium. Sometimes a little break just makes our brains refresh and rewire and get us back to be more focused.
Get your iPhone serviced, because it is my belief that it is probably hacking me or your child or some entity I haven’t even thought of.
And remember, studies are never right. The studies don’t know what’s wrong with your child. And if they do know, they’re trying to give you a temporary excuse for not parenting, and a quick path to not parenting.
So, Don’t Conventional Wellness Practices In Control
In short, conventional wellness practices in your child are good for your child. If your child doesn’t do a “Meditation” or gets “some” exercise, only to revert to do whatever it is they can do with the time available to them, you’re not doing the right thing.
And remember, children should not watch TV. You shouldn’t force them to exercise. As kids, we learn more when we are “mellowed.” When we’re stressed, when we’re “tired” or tired, when we’re guilty of something, kids crave immediate gratification. They need their reward now.
Today’s Write Nice
Remember, the best way to provide your child with long-term positive experiences is to adopt a mindset that what we do is so important, your child should have the opportunity to take part in it. If you can’t come up with this change of perspective, find a friend who can. Make sure that both of you are in agreement.
Create a Time Commuter
And change the energy-sapping activities to help our minds gain the opportunity to “mellow out.” It doesn’t mean that you should let your child walk down the street to a place other than the one they can get to by walking. It just means that you can bring your child to the place in front of them, or one they can get to by walking. For instance, having your child walk to the store from home.
Choose Drinks That Have Reduce-Iron Content
When we get energized, we release the forces that will ultimately be released in your child’s mind. And that’s how kids get bored. Your child will get bored when you don’t stimulate their attention span. So make sure you get rid of all those unhealthy and inactive beverages for your child. They don’t need them.
And remember to get back on track with your child so they can enjoy being kids.