Is Your Child Struggling in School?
Your eight year old is sitting in a classroom struggling to concentrate. There’s a sqealing little girl giggling on the playground, right outside the window. Her friend is whispering something to her, and someone’s pen is clicking over and over. Filtering out all these stimuli and focusing on what her teacher is saying is called selective attention. Focusing or refocusing after you’ve been distracted is a complex ability that develops as kids grow. How long the average grade-