“How to keep your kids focused” is one of those million dollar questions. However, it is not a difficult as you think, but it does take a little work and structure on your part as a parent.
Before we go over some strategies to help, think about when your kids are most focused?
- Are they most focused in the morning or late afternoon?
- Does your child get enough sleep or good quality sleep?
- Do you see a change in their focus during the school year as opposed to the summer?
- Does your child’s focus change based on their diet?
- Is there focus different when they are more active or less?
- What is your child’s daily schedule? Is there consistency?
Hopefully, by now you are getting the idea. Take some time and write down some notes. Document when your child is most focused or motivated and when they are not. Track patterns and you will most likely get the answers you seek, but you have to do it.
You can hire professionals, purchase books or spend hours on the internet looking for answers, but if you take a little quiet time and look at patterns…the answers will come.
We all need schedules, structured exercise and of course free time or down time. Put these tools into place year round and most likely you will get the results you are looking for. Remember, schedules have to change or be updated regularly to get results. It would be too simple making one schedule and never having to modify it…life does not work that way!
Good luck and don’t be afraid to reach out for help. We are always happy to help and answer questions. After working with kids for over 25 years, you start to see patterns and solutions!
If you are interested in contacting Brad Fantle for speaking engagements you may reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is a 7th Degree Black Belt with Tiger Rock Martial Arts, has 25 years experience working with children and teaching self-defense, and has a BA in Sports & Fitness from the University of Alabama