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Kids Who Have Trouble Paying Atten…

Originally Published: February 1999 When lessons don’t seem to stick, a short attention span could be the culprit. Here are a few suggestions to help students focus and, hopefully, retain the lesson. Within any given lesson, frequently alternate between requiring the student to listen and asking him to respond. Only the first few words spoken—whether …

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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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