How can you increase your child’s concentration and memory?

How can you increase your child’s concentration and memory?

Have you seen your child losing concentration quite often, forgetting trivial things very easily? Then your child’s memory must be suffering.

The brain requires adequate energy to function well and this can be provided with good nourishment through good food intake and regular physical activity. When your child is involved in strenuous mental activities such as exam preparations, planning for extra curricular activities, then your child will require extra energy.

Along with regular intake of healthy food, there are a few main foods which you need to include which will provide minerals such as zinc, lecithin, manganese, omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamins such as Vitamin E.

Good sources of these nutrients are whole wheat products, brown rice, oats, soya beans and legumes, eggs, milk, curds, cheese(yes it is safe to give cheese as a snack), nuts, unrefined vegetable oils. Flax seeds and fish too are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids.

Besides these nutrients, adequate sleep and exercise is required. Exercise helps in stimulating fresh oxygen to the brain and sleep helps to relax and unwind the brain.

Involve your child in brain racking activities such as chess and also make your child do puzzles, crosswords and memory games.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

17 thoughts on “How can you increase your child’s concentration and memory?

  1. Dear Sir,

    My Name is Changdeo B Kate . steying In Pune.. I have Two Childs 1) Daughter is 12 years old and 2) son is 6 yrs. old.
    I have problem about my son.. because he is not concentrated in his study even he forget immediately his study what ever we teach him. so kindly advice me which medicine increase my son’s memory and he will do his study Independenly. (fish oil omega 3 is good for him) if any other medicine kindly inform me. How to take dosage.
    waiting for your reply.

    Thanks & Reagrds
    C.B.KATE

  2. my son is not concentrated in his study.so kindly advice me.waiting for your reply.
    THANKS
    DEEPAK PATEL

  3. dear sir,
    i am saikumar 4rm hyderabad my son 11yrs old hyperactive and very fast in doing d things viz playing xcept in studies he has lack of concentration cant sit quite 4 noteven 2min

  4. Dear Sir

    My Son is 4 years old.He is active & his memory is also very good but only thing is that he is not concentrating while study.Tell me spme method to increse his concentration

    Thanks

  5. Hi Richa,

    Thats a common problem with a lot of children and this can be due to a faulty diet as well as sleep wake habits. Please cut down televsion watching as much as possible.

  6. dear sir

    my daughter is 4 years old.He is active & his memory is also very good but only thing is that he is not concentrating while study.Tell me spme method to increse his concentration and what food i give her.

    Thanks

  7. hi
    please help me my son of 3yrs is so brilliant you can tell him one thing he will never forget what you said but i’m afriad he can not concentrate even for 3minutes!! They say he is long sighted so he gets attracted by far objects. Is it true? If it’s true how can i help him? Waiting for replay.

  8. my son is doing his 1st standard… 6 yrs completed jus now…. he learns n writes everythin today correctly.. but if i ask d same thing tomorrow he is totally blank….. pls suggest me how to bring up his memory power..

  9. y daugher is 8yrs she is reapeting GR1 she can’t concentret at school and she forget so easy and she take time to understant

  10. My Name is vandana . steying In faridabad.. I have Two Childs 1) Daughter is 12 years old and 2) son is 6 yrs. old.
    I have problem about my daughter .. because he is not concentrated in his study even he forget immediately his study what ever we teach him. so kindly advice me which medicine increase my daughters memory and she will do her study Independenly. (fish oil omega 3 is good for her) if any other medicine kindly inform me. How to take dosage.
    waiting for your reply.

  11. My son is 9 years old studying in std. V. Teachers complain that he is not concentrating in the classroom. Just sits idle or wastes his time. Books are also blank or incomplete. Please advice immediately what should i do to increase his memory and also make him concentrate in his studies. He is mostly vegetarian and likes more of snack and junk food. PLEASE ADVICE.

  12. Hi, I am Geetha Iyer, I have one Daughter 11 yrs old, I have porblem with my daughter because she is not concentrated in his study even she forget immediately his study what ever we teach him. so kindly advice me which medicine increase my daughters memory and she will do her study Independenly. If any other treatment required please let me know.

  13. Hi I am Bhavya I have 2 kids … 1 is 8 yrs and other is 3 yrs . I have problem with my son who is now 8 year he is class 3 . his concentration is less in study what every he studied he won’t write in exam … In class also he won’t complete his notes by time .. Plz help me how to increase my child concentration . kindly advice what medicine can I give him to improve concentration and memory.

  14. Hi I hav two kids 1st first daughter is 7yrs old what ever she studies at home she wil do but when she go to school for exams or any class test so concentration wil be very less please give me any suggestions or suggest any medicine which would improve my daughters skill in her studies please reply me immediately so i can work very shortly thank you

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