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03/08/2018
If your child is easily distracted while studying, help them identify their most common distractors so that they can combat them more effectively.



Help Your Child Combat These Common Learning Distractions

Staying focused while studying can turn into a real challenge for many students, but that doesn't mean you should just let it go. To ensure your child gets the most out of their study time, help them identify what is distracting them so that you can then work together to remove these distractions. Below are some of the most common distractors for students and some tips to help your child overcome them.

External Distractors

Distractors can be divided into several categories, but the most common are external and internal distractors. External distractors are easier to spot because they tend to be tangible, and it's quite easy to see their effects in action.

Electronics

Electronic devices are very common distractors for people of all ages. How often do you see your child reaching for their phone without even thinking about it? It's like they're programmed to reach for it as soon as it lights up or when they get a notification. Cellphones aren't the only distracting electronics, your child also has to fight the urge to go on social media while working on their laptop or tablet. To help them resist these distractions, have them leave their phone on silent and in another room so that they don't have the urge to grab it. Have them complete their work on a laptop or tablet only when it's absolutely necessary. Setting these types of rules may seem over the top at first, but the results are worth it.

People

We hate to tell you this, but you may actually be part of your child's distractors. If your child is doing their studying at home, avoid walking in and out of the space they're working in. Even if you don't say anything to them, your movement through the room is enough to distract them. Have your child study in a quiet room in your home that doesn't see a lot of foot traffic from other members of your family. If you have an urge to remind your youngster that they need to take out the trash, wait until after they finish studying. It may not seem like a big deal, but a small comment can ruin their concentration.

Workspace

The space your child does their studying in needs to work for them and not against them. It's important that they're comfortable in the space and that it puts them in a productive mood. The best way to ensure this is by providing them with a space that is well lit, away from noisy spaces, and that has the right furniture, like a desk and comfortable chair. The temperature also needs to be right because if it's too hot, your child may get sleepy, if it's too cold, they may be too distracted by how cold they are to actually study. If you're looking for the perfect tutor for your child, trust the tutors at The Tutoring Center, Franklin Park NJ to give your child the academic support they need. To learn about their programs and tutoring approach, contact them at (732) 419- 3813.

Internal Distractors

Internal distractors are harder to pinpoint because they aren't as easy to notice. Something may be bothering your child, but if they don't tell you, you won't have any idea that they're struggling to work past anything. Below are some common internal distractors to look out for.

Doubting Their Abilities

If your child has a difficult test coming up and they are certain they won't do well on it, they already gave up. With this mentality, sitting down to study will be even harder. Since they already consider studying a waste of their time and see their efforts as useless, they probably won't be able to concentrate for long. Teach your child to actively replace these negative thoughts with positive ones. By believing in their abilities, they will be better able to grasp the information they're studying. As they review and see their growth, they'll feel more motivated to continue on.

Anxiety

A big test can also cause your child quite a bit of anxiety and stress. If your child can't concentrate because their mind is going a mile a minute thanks to their test-taking anxiety, they won't be able to learn any of the material in front of them. Teach your child some calming breathing exercises or stretching exercises that can help them relax. Once they've calmed down and feel more at ease, they'll be more prepared to tackle their studying.

After School Tutoring in Franklin Park NJ

Give your child the extra academic support they need by enrolling them in tutoring in Franklin Park NJ. To learn all about the academic programs offered at The Tutoring Center, Franklin Park NJ, give their learning center a call at (732) 419- 3813. They can get your child started with a free diagnostic assessment.

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