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Zeroing in on your child's lack of focus

Zeroing in on your child's lack of focus

Your 6-year-old’s attention span seems to be getting shorter and shorter. Can you help with specific exercises or activities?

Parents panel advice:

“Have a quick chat with the teacher to see if your kid’s attention span is atypical compared to his/her schoolmates. Back at home, try doing more activities together that require multiple steps and prolonged concentration but produce fun results, like making smoothies or baking a pie.”

“There are video games that encourage deeper attention and longer-term strategy: Spore, for one. Or the Wikipedia game where you start them at one entry (the