Focusing Strategies

Baby-Steps Toward Independence

Originally Published: May/June 2006 Are you eager for your children to be able to work independently? Most of us juggle so many responsibilities that it’s impossible to direct our kids all the time. We may sometimes supplement with software, videos, books on tape—anything they can do alone. Happily, there are also activities that will train …

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Why Your Child May Have Trouble Staying Focused

Ahh, spring is in the air…and thoughts wander. Maybe that’s all that’s behind your child’s daydreaming and short attention span. But there are other culprits—two of which are quite common, though often unrecognized—allergies, and vision problems. My son and I wake up to spring’s fresh air with sneezes and blurry vision—a reaction to pollen. Freshly …

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