Staying focused in a world full of distractions can sometimes be a challenge. Learning to focus is a critical skill, especially during the formative years of life.
My 1st son is scheduled to start Kindergarten this coming fall. Like most 5 year olds, he struggles to stay focused and calm when sitting for an extended period of time. This was something I was worried about in a "normal" year, but obviously this year will be much different.
With the changes and restrictions the school districts are putting in place due to the pandemic, there will not be much play and activity time - if any - at the school. In our school district 196, parents need to make the decision to do hybrid learning (2 days at school & 3 days at home with online learning) or full-time online academy.
We have been weighing the pros and cons to each options and are considering what is best for him and how to keep him focused in each situation.
Maybe you are asking the same question- "How can I help my children focus in school?" Maybe you are taking it a step further and asking, "How can I help my children focus in school in a non-toxic, natural way?"
Here is how I plan to accomplish these questions in our home!
According to Dr. David Hill, the Chairman of the dōTERRA Scientific Advisory Board, there are two main areas that should be considered when helping children improve their ability to focus in a school setting. Perhaps most importantly, we must consider the consequences of good and bad nutrition. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains is an instrumental factor in improving a child’s performance in school that is often underplayed.
He recommends taking advantage of the nutritional supplement products offered by dōTERRA. The a2z chewable and IQ Mega are supplements specifically designed for use by children and are formulated to be excellent supplements to an overall healthy diet.
Our children are growing fast! Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are a crucial component of their diet because they play a critical role in countless processes and humans do not have an internal process to produce them.
The conventional modern diet does not provide the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that children need to support development and overall health. While encouraging children to meet their EFA needs through healthy foods such as fatty fish, nuts, and seeds is important, there is an easier way. IQ Mega provides 1,300 mg of concentrated, omega-3 fatty acids per serving with a fresh orange flavor provided by Wild Orange essential oil. A single teaspoon daily provides the EFAs your child needs to support proper development.
The a2z Chewables are easy to chew and strawberry flavored - YUM! They are a
great way for your kids to get the daily nutrition needed in early development. Because, let's be honest, with our busy lifestyles and progressively less healthy “western diets,” a quality multivitamin and mineral supplement is an important necessity for almost all of us. Bonus: they do not contain any high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors, so you can be confident in sharing this product with your children.
Be sure to add a good probiotic into your child's routine of school and homework. So much of our health is involved in our guts, making it even more important to populate the gut with good bacteria as early in a child’s developmental years as possible.
PB Assist Jr. has five billion live cells from 6 strains of friendly bacteria and prebiotics and tastes like strawberry and watermelon - and my kids think it is a "treat"! It promotes healthy microflora balance and by doing so supports the immune system along with the gastrointestinal system. Children can promote optimal microflora balance, long-term digestive and immune system health, and general overall well-being.
In addition, he also suggests developing a routine of essential oil use for your child. Many essential oils can be used to improve focus and increase clarity. InTune, Peppermint, and Citrus Bliss are remarkable choices that have been clinically demonstrated to help improve focus and increase retention of information. Diffusing essential oils during study time is a great way to help.
No matter what age your child is, staying focused on the task at hand is sometimes difficult. This is especially critical during the formative years when learning and growing create habits and a foundation for life. InTune Focus Blend supports efforts of those who have difficulty paying attention and staying on task. It can promote a sense of clarity, while calming and soothing, as well as support healthy thought processes.
From time to time, children may struggle with balancing their emotions. New schools, new classrooms and new teachers can be unsettling. Balance, the grounding blend, was created to help ground emotions and create a sense of calmness and well-being. It offers a tranquil aroma and can ease anxious feelings and encourage strong relaxation.
Sometimes kids need a little extra encouragement now and then and can easily get frustrated when setbacks arise. Use the encouraging blend, Motivate Touch, to help reset and stay resilient. This is a fresh, clean and minty blend that will support your child in fighting pessimism and doubt and replacing it with courage and composure. It is energizing, promotes focus and stress-relief - while helps ease feelings of tension and can reduce mental fatigue. It can also be used to calm feelings of nervousness, help them unleash creative powers and find the courage that comes from believing in themselves.
Distractions? What distractions? Does your child have a hard time remaining on task? Thinker Focus Blend is the optimal support to use when distractions are high and helps reduce distracted feelings and promote a stronger sense of concentration.
Designed to create a sense of alertness and clarity, Thinker is the perfect go-to when it's time to pay attention and concentrate in class - or at home doing homework. Kids can roll Thinker onto their temples, wrists, and the back of their neck to help bring a sense of clarity when working on a confusing assignment. The uplifting blend can help with mental energy while promoting a stronger sense of concentration. To create a supportive and positive environment for enhanced creativity and focus, incorporate Thinker into their daily learning practice.
Now more than ever we want to protect our children from seasonal and environmental threats. OnGuard Touch contains essential oils that are known for their positive effects on the immune system and can help protect against adverse environmental and seasonal issues. It can help safeguard their body support the their natural antioxidant defense.
In the new world, kids are aware of germs now more than ever. To keep their minds focused on school and not the germs that surround us daily, empower them to use On Guard Sanitizing Mist because it kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria and helps protect them against environmental threats. The convenient spray-bottle top packaging is great to keep in their locker or carry in their backpack after touching common used doors and handles or use on their desks.
Keep your kids feeling healthy and happy - with quick relief and cooling benefits that will maintain easy and clear breathing. Breathe Touch not only will help your child maintain clear airways, it will also help support mental clarity and function and help calm and soothe the senses. Talk about a great thing to have on test day! If your child is required to wear a mask in school due to the pandemic requirements, this will be great to roll on the mask!
In the month of August 2002, you can get your hands on this Back to School Enrollment Kit! Prepare your kids and get it today!