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|My Son Lacks Concentration by vosquare: 9:37am On Jan 08|
I have a smart 5 year old boy who learns fast but I have a problem with his attitude towards his books. He lacks concentration. When it comes to solving mathematics, I mean addition and subtraction, little distraction from anybody or anything will make him lose concentration.
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|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Davash222(m): 9:43am On Jan 08|
It's normal for kids or you expected him to start acting like a matured man Every smart kid is playful.
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|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Ranchhoddas(m): 10:24am On Jan 08|
Look up ADHD and see if his signs are consistent with it.
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|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Irenemmeso(f): 10:33am On Jan 08|
Well, some things aren't meant to bother you much. I think its normal for a 5year old child.
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Nursy(f): 10:36am On Jan 08|
More like Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
If you are worried much, you can take him to sea a paediatrician.
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:24am On Jan 08|
When it comes to solving mathematics, I mean addition and subtraction, little distraction from anybody or anything will make him lose concentration.We think one of the hardest things as a parent is not understanding that a child (like an adult) needs a meaningful goal in order to be motivated to do something
Every kid at that age love being pamper with gifts and rewards.
Do that time to time, especially during the questions you give him to solve, promise him something (like candy, chocolate, biscuits and even Barbecue! ) and see how he gets 9 out of 10 questions everytime.
Send our LOVE to him from MANNABBQGRILLS!
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|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by ainas247: 11:24am On Jan 08|
It's normal for some kids just calm down..
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|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Techbrity(m): 11:25am On Jan 08|
At such a tender age, losing focus is normal. Of course he is a kid and hasn't learn about discipline which is why you're there to help mould him into a better person.
When teaching him, don't make it boring. Make it fun and offer rewards at the end of each session..
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|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Elslim: 11:26am On Jan 08|
Let children be children....
I never knew I was intelligent till I enter university..... Just make sure he knows the foundation.
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Afonjas: 11:26am On Jan 08|
In Korea or Japan, a child of 5yrs old should be solving Nigeria JS3-SS1 maths
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|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Joromi12: 11:26am On Jan 08|
stop worrying about it. He go they alright last last, in primary 1 aged 5 i used to score 4/40 in most of my exams, Primary 6 i was the 4th best student. get him a lesson teacher later.
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Earthbound(m): 11:27am On Jan 08|
From my comprehension of your thought process, you want an Einstein out of a 5 year old kid. Wehdone sir.
Take him to China before he's 7 and your wish just might come true. In the words of a very wise man.....
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by itsIYKE(m): 11:27am On Jan 08|
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by HyconMojo(m): 11:28am On Jan 08|
Adults suffer similar problem too.
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by chloride6: 11:28am On Jan 08|
Give am cane!
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Cloud007: 11:28am On Jan 08|
Guide him ....but trust me he will adjust naturally while growing.
I have twin brothers like that. One was book conscious the other was very playful but highly intelligent. Both are brilliant but but the book conscious one always tell us the Kenny is more brilliant. Kenny will work on further maths but missed out the wrong answer or last step while all the working were correct.
When they got to university... with more matured mind on their diploma course to shoot them to university proper...taiwo got 4.8 GPA. Kenny got 5.0.
Kenny would later complete his university with 4.7 GPA while taiwo 4.3 GPA
Cautiously Guide him(pls understand that you will cause more damage if you go extreme)....but he will definitely grow. They always do!
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by ADAMUdaCOWBOY: 11:28am On Jan 08|
Lack of beating is the cause, beat the hell out of him and watch him change for good. Spare the rod and spoil the child. They are teaching you and you are playing drum, which kind of strong head is that one? A child will not dare do that with me, Simple!
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by chloride6: 11:29am On Jan 08|
Because you crammed in university you think you are smart?
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by jesmond3945: 11:29am On Jan 08|
Make him want more, give him a reward system, make him fear failure. My mum made me fear failure that within a short time i achieved much. Distractions are killers to learning development remove them and watch him soar. Play worship songs and classic music to him to stir up the greatness within him.
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by claseek(f): 11:30am On Jan 08|
I think at his age, its not unusual. I mean he's just 5. In many developed countries, you don't even start school proper until 5 or 6 years old. Its in Nigeria, that you see a one year old already in uniforms going to school. Children that still needs play in their lives.
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|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by aku626(m): 11:30am On Jan 08|
It's cool you've noticed this. Your son might have ADHD(Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder). It is not a sickness for his age it is normal and can be treated. If left uncheck it might last a lifetime. Read about it and consult a physician if symptoms persist his age
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Elslim: 11:30am On Jan 08|
If I can cramm my way to 2:1 then I think I'm smart.... And is it your cramming??
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by chuksjuve(m): 11:31am On Jan 08|
It baffles me when adult expect children to act like adult.
Rather than thanking God for giving such s wonderful child, you are complaing of through least of problems associated with children of his age..
Human being will always be human beings majoring on the minor while ignoring or minor ring on the major..
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|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by bambamguy: 11:31am On Jan 08|
this son na wah
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Footstradamus: 11:31am On Jan 08|
Well let him do his homework in a quiet environment, away from distraction. You already know the problem
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by chloride6: 11:31am On Jan 08|
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by sulaimon5247(m): 11:32am On Jan 08|
keep trying on himkeep trying on himkeep trying on him
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by thelastmediator: 11:32am On Jan 08|
Reduce his T.V. time especially cartoon and teach him Chess.
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by ninocia18(m): 11:32am On Jan 08|
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by kennybelle: 11:33am On Jan 08|
it's a normal behaviour for a 5-year old 'boy', and almost everyone gets nervous when it comes to exams, no matter how much one has read. You might only need to let him know 'son it's time to read and i dnt want you to be playful'.
Take him to the room for his homework (usually a place with less distractions), you could even let him know you might deprive him frm watching his favourite cartoon. I'm sure he'll come around, he's just a baby.
We sef do pass that one
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by Kalapizim(m): 11:33am On Jan 08|
normal with boys, my own case was too much energy then.
|Re: My Son Lacks Concentration by intruxive(m): 11:33am On Jan 08|
Its called carrot and stick treatment.
He is still a child and needs a reason to do does chores and another not to become overly pampered
So offer him basic gifts like snacks, movies a ball ( in the nearest future)
And yes flog him sometimes so he can develop fear for failure
But let him play because he is a boy and thats part of his education
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