ADHD

Question
Posted by: Petra Snyman | 2010/02/11

Q.

Concentration

My 9 year old daughter' s teacher is complaining that my child is
day dreaming? what can I do to help my daughter

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Petra,

The first avenue is to ensure your daughter is 'merely' day dreaming and is not worrying about something; stress can manifest in different ways, and day dreaming can be a form of escape. Once you have confirmed there are no major stress factors, boredom needs to be eliminated. If her daydreaming is limited to one or two subjects, she may be bored and then a pep talk about trying her best, even when things are not that interesting, should suffice.

Ensuring your daughter has a healthy, balanced diet, limiting sugars and preservatives can go a long way to improving concentration. Omega 3 and 6 capsules are a very good supplement which can provide a boost.

No one knows your daughter better than you, and if you are still concerned you can contact ADHASA on 011 888 7655 or www.adhasa.co.za for an educational psychologist in your area who can provide an assessment to ascertain the reason for your daughter's day dreaming.

Best wishes,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/02/11

Dear Petra,

The first avenue is to ensure your daughter is 'merely' day dreaming and is not worrying about something; stress can manifest in different ways, and day dreaming can be a form of escape. Once you have confirmed there are no major stress factors, boredom needs to be eliminated. If her daydreaming is limited to one or two subjects, she may be bored and then a pep talk about trying her best, even when things are not that interesting, should suffice.

Ensuring your daughter has a healthy, balanced diet, limiting sugars and preservatives can go a long way to improving concentration. Omega 3 and 6 capsules are a very good supplement which can provide a boost.

No one knows your daughter better than you, and if you are still concerned you can contact ADHASA on 011 888 7655 or www.adhasa.co.za for an educational psychologist in your area who can provide an assessment to ascertain the reason for your daughter's day dreaming.

Best wishes,
Delia

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