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To at least some degree, all preschoolers will display some difficulty in paying attention, particularly when dealing with things that they don’t find especially fun or interesting. However, if you think your child’s attention issues may be something more, or if you simply want to help your child learn to pay closer attention, the following tips may help.
Age-Related or Something More?
Preschoolers are like little sponges, and they absorb the world around them at an astronomical rate. Their little minds are sometimes so focused on one thing that attempting to pay attention to something else is all but impossible. There’s a difference between a simple age-related attention span issue and full-blown ADHD, however. The best way to rule out the latter is to familiarize yourself with typical milestones for preschoolers and ensure your child is meeting them. If not, a visit to your child’s pediatrician for further testing and evaluation may be in order.
Managing Attention Issues
Attention problems among preschoolers are certainly common, but there are some things you can do to help your child pay closer attention – even when he or she seems disinterested in the subject matter at hand. Here are some of the best ways you can help.
Attention issues don’t always allude to the notion that your child has a condition requiring medication, but only your pediatrician and your child’s healthcare team can make that decision. In the meantime, try the tips above to help gently guide your child into a longer and more appropriate attention span.