Help Your Child Concentrate on Homework with These Tips

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Are you a concerned parent hoping to help your child with their concentration skills? The Doctors welcome pediatrician Dr. Dafna Ahdoot to share tips on a child can improve their focus.

In order for your child to succeed with their school work, Dr. Ahdoot suggests the following:

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Create a dedicated space for homework and studying - this should be somewhere quiet and away from phones and distractions

Expend their excess energy - if your child tends to be filled with energy, make sure they are active before sitting down to study or work

Divide homework in segments -  Dr. Ahdoot suggests 30 minutes blocks in order to not overwhelm your child 

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As for when a parent should begin to worry about a child possibly having ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), Dr. Ahdoot explains parents should look for signs like the inability to stay seated when required, interrupting people, or failing grades. If your child does exhibit these issues -- at home and while at school -- she urges the parent to speak with their pediatrician.

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