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How can I get my 5-year-old day dreamer to focus?


Asked by Flydragon at 8:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I can think of two things I've used in the is to say 1, 2, 3, eyes on me (and have him tell you 1, 2, eyes on you) for a quick attention getter. The second is to ask him to repeat what you've just said. Sometimes that helps him focus if he knows he's going to have to tell you it back.

    Also, something you might want to ask him when he's daydreaming is what is he thinking about. I had a little boy in particular who was smart, but often daydreaming it seemed. I finally asked him what he was thinking. His mind could not focus...he had so many things going through it at one time. By asking your son, you may get some insight as to what's going on, and it may be something you might want to discuss with your pediatrician if it's overly concerning. Good luck!

    Answer by dimplz125 at 4:24 AM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • You have described my son to a tee.... I have to make sure he hears my voice, and I gently say "focus on me please". He knows then he has to put on his listening ears.

    Answer by taracv at 1:06 AM on Jul. 11, 2008