Mental illnesses lurking in distracted children

Mental illnesses lurking in distracted children

Citizen online – Sahar Jafarian: Stimulation of the senses in children and students happens with more intensity and speed. So that distraction is considered a common disorder among them and sometimes it may lead the child to the border of all kinds of mental illnesses. Many parents often complain that their children do not focus enough on the subject or that they are easily distracted while studying. Complaints that are appropriate and should be resolved so that their child’s future is not jeopardized. “Shirin Tavana”, a psychologist, says in this connection: “Some believe that today’s generation is more distracted than previous generations. They mention various reasons in this connection, the most important of which is the Internet. Concentration has a close relationship with distraction, and since one of the bases and pillars of education and learning in people is concentration, the skill of concentration is needed more than ever in educational processes to prevent the occurrence of destructive personal and social consequences. Therefore, it is necessary to first get acquainted with the factors that lead to distraction. One of these factors is anxiety. A child and a student who is not calm inside and struggles with anxiety will easily get distracted. “Emotional deficits, mental pressure, fear, anger, obsession, lack of sleep, improper nutrition, hunger, thirst, air temperature, ambient light and mass media are among other distraction factors for students.” Tavana goes on to point out simple solutions to increase students’ concentration and reduce distraction and says: “Before presenting the solution, it is important to mention that not all distracted students can be labeled as hyperactive. Avoid family disputes in the presence of children. Do not bother with them about economic and financial issues of the family. Don’t put extra pressure on their educational process with a score oriented approach. Include all sources of nutritional nutrients in students’ diets. Teach them that adequate sleep is as important as nutrition. Set strong rules for their use of smart devices and virtual networks. Fill students’ free time with books, sports, art and brain games. “Identify the types of children’s games based on increasing concentration and then teach them.”


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