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Concentration

 

Concentration and focus are two very important pillars of success. Concentration is challenging at times and effortless at other times. It has been observed that when there is something of a child’s interest the concentration and curiosity rises. Similarly when there is nothing to stimulate the child’s mind the concentration level goes down considerably and he shows disinterest through avoidance and other means.

Our brain remembers things by their meaning. If you spend a little extra effort up front to create meaning, we need less effort later to recall it. Elaboration involves creating a rich context for the experience by adding together visual, auditory, and other information about the fact. By weaving a web of information around that fact, you create multiple access points to that piece of information. Alertness, focus, concentration, motivation, and heightened awareness are to a large extent a matter of attitude. Focus takes effort. In fact, many memory complaints have nothing to do with the actual ability of the brain to remember things. They come from a failure to focus properly on the task at hand, many times due to emotional and stress-related distractions.

Attention is among the most important components of your mental life. By choosing to attend to something and focus on it, one tends to create a personal interaction with it, which gives it personal meaning, making it easier to remember. Attention enables brain's ability to "rewire" itself.

There are techniques to increase your learning performance, even if your processing speed has slowed. We at IPSSR provide with various mind-stimulating exercises including meditation, which ensures that the child’s ever-restless mind is more focused thereby enhancing his concentration. Like you, your child will be better at concentrating on some things than on others.