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.

About Sanjana Shenoy

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.

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

  1. Nondumiso August 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    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

  2. Vandana August 25, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

    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.

  3. sunita September 2, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    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.

  4. Geetha September 29, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    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.

  5. prathamgangwani March 16, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    I have 2 sons both have same concentration problem plz suggest me some tips who improve there concentration problem and improve memory power

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