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Attention Deficit Disorder: Ways to Help Your Kids pay Attention Better

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Does your child fail to sustain attention, behave within appropriate limits at home and in public, or sit quietly when they’re expected to do so? Not being able to stay within limits or sit quietly is normal childhood behavior if it happens at different ages and from time to time, but if this behavior occurs frequently and interferes with your child’s daily life, they may have ADHD.

Here is how you can help your kids.

Prevention in Children

To help reduce your child's risk of ADHD:

(a) During pregnancy, avoid anything that could harm fetal development. For example, don't drink alcohol, use recreational drugs or smoke cigarettes.

(b) Protect your child from exposure to pollutants and toxins, including cigarette smoke and lead paint.

(c) Limit screen time; it may be prudent for children to avoid excessive exposure to TV and video games in the first five years of life.

Activities to increase attention span In Adults

It’s not unusual to find your mind wandering when you should be focused on something. According to a 2010 study, we spend nearly 47 percent of our waking hours thinking about something other than what we are doing.It’s not always cause for concern, but a short attention span may sometimes be a sign of an underlying condition, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Treatment for a short attention span depends on the underlying cause. For instance, ADHD treatment may include a combination of medication and behavioral therapy. The following are some things you can do to help improve your focus.

(a) Chew gum.

(b) Exercise.

(c) Meditate.

(d) Behavioural therapy.

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