Im new to this group and just trying to figure it all out. I joined because I am a single mother and sometimes have a hard time knowing what is best to do in certain situations. I have an almost 5 year old boy. He is full of energy and just has to be on the go 24/7. Its starting to become a problem, because I have noticed that he cant concentrate on alot and he has to go from one thing to another to another, with out ever finishing anything. He cant sit down to eat and entire meal, do homework or finish playing a game. I notice other mothers taking their children to movies or doing other things with them that i just cant imagine doing with him. I dont want a couch potato, but sometimes i would like to watch some of the new movies that come out or have him get interested in Disney and all that is involved. Hoping that someone may have suggestons of what i can do to get him focused and pay attention to things. Any advice or exercises that anyone can suggest. Thanks ahead.......Answer Question
Answer by lmthen at 10:25 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Write down specifics and keep them in a journal. While some of this is age, some of it could be ADHD. That is the problem we are having with our son. At the age of 5, a child should be able to sit for a short while and focus on something. Start with meals. Let him know that he must sit and eat. If he does not, then take the food away. I had to do this with my son. When he realized I wasn't kidding, he would sit and eat. Also, find things he likes to do. My ds loves to draw so we always have pen/paper handy for him to draw. Good luck.
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