Parents Help Your Child to Focus & Learn….More Back to School Tips
Posted on: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 2:22 pm | Children, Goal Setting, Positive Thinking, Self Confidence

Phyllis Reardon M.Ed

Life Coach
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Focusing & Learning  

The Oxford dictionary defines Focus as :
‘to Concentrate or be concentrated on’

As your child or children head back to school this year to take on a whole new area of learning, it is indeed necessary that they know how to Focus or increase their Focusing ability.

Proper focusing will help them better understand what the teacher is teaching. It will create connections in their thoughts to previous leaning, allowing them to better understand and be more successful in school.

How Focused is your son or daughter?
How can you help them increase their Focus?

Simply telling them to focus may work or not.

Environment and Focus…The Little Things in Life
When my children were young we would take time to focus on small things in their environment. We would lie down on the grass in the garden or park and focus on one blade of grass. We would touch the grass to get its feel; we would smell the grass; we would look at the different size & shapes of grass; the different shades of green. We were taking time out in nature but more importantly we were practicing Focusing. In winter time this focusing activity turned to snowflakes and ice crystals.

 The Night Sky

Another focus activity I used was The Night Sky.
If you live in a place where you can see the stars try a ‘Count the Stars’ game and ‘Find the Constellations.Try to have them focus on what eles they may see in the night sky. Have them compare it to the day sky.

 Check out a Spider’s Web

Who doesn’t love a spider’s web? Have your children focus on the amazing detail of the spider’s web. Discuss just how the spiders make their web. Follow up with a Google search. Stay Focused on the topic.

Board Games

I was chatting with a friend earlier today and she agreed that this is one of the best ways to get your children/grandchildren to Focus. Thanks Mary!
You may have a favorite board game that you used as a child, pick a classic and it will work. Make it a family activity. We can all use some Focus time.

 Focusing allows for the brain to spend time concentrating on a particular piece of information and all aspects of that new information. It takes practice and time but it is worth it.  

 There are many more activities that you can try to help your child focus. Be creative and enjoy this time with your child!

 If you would be interested in learning more about my Parent Life Coaching  or other Life Coaching Activities email me Phyllis@coachphyllis.com
Have a great Focused day.
Phyllis