any food to help child improve brain-power and be focused?

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any food to help child improve brain-power and be focused?

Postby sharon1234 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:46 pm

my dd has made lots of careless mistakes in her Maths school work. When I asked her for the reason, she said she was not focused (she did her work between 3 and 4.30pm).

She has about 7.5 hours of sleep daily. I wonder if there is some specific food that could help children to be more alert and focused...

any advice please... thanks!

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Re: any food to help child improve brain-power and be focuse

Postby Mommilicious » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:27 pm

Hi Sharon1234,

I think you should increase her hours of sleep. School student needs to sleep at least 9 to 10 hours a day. Sleep deprivation leads to lower alertness and concentration. It also impairs memory. It’s more difficult to focus and pay attention.
As for foods, a diet rich in essential fatty acids, fruits, vegetables, supplements (gingko) does wonders for your brain power.

JMHO.. :dancing:

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Re: any food to help child improve brain-power and be focuse

Postby limsm » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:46 pm

Taking cod-liver oil helps:)

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Re: any food to help child improve brain-power and be focuse

Postby sharon1234 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:50 pm

Thanks for sharing.
I have been working on her sleep duration - it is hard sometimes when homework is piling.
For gingko supplement, is it better to buy from those vitamin store, or is it better to buy the original form and cook them as dessert?

For cod liver oil, is the local traditional brand Scotts good enough?

thanks.

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Re: any food to help child improve brain-power and be focuse

Postby Mommilicious » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:05 am

I guess both have its own benefits but do consume it moderately.

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Postby adoreachild » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:52 pm

Food is important for child but along with that parental guidance is also necessary. I think you should take care of her study. Check whether she is doing her homework and understanding everything properly or not. If not then you should give some time to teach her.

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Re: any food to help child improve brain-power and be focuse

Postby pair » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:20 pm

take vitamins and caffeine in food.

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Re: any food to help child improve brain-power and be focuse

Postby pair » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:24 pm

Taking vitamins and caffeine...

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Re: any food to help child improve brain-power and be focuse

Postby jeslinc » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:19 am

Maybe giving gingko nuts and maybe dha capsules may help if she's not too young :-)

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Re: any food to help child improve brain-power and be focuse

Postby mommylow » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:19 am

Gingko nuts are poisonous if consumed in greater amount, even for adults do not eat more than 8-10 nuts per day as advised by my relative who is a plant scientist. So bad news for those who like them especially those cooked in sweet desert soup!

Besides ample rest and proper nutrition, students need to work on their carelessness by adopting a better attitude towards their work and taking pride in the work they produce. Checking and rechecking is essential after work is done. It takes time to change bad habits and encouragement is the key.

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