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Thursday, March, 11 , 2021

Webinar: Why is it so hard for my child to pay attention

Here are the 3 main takeaways:
1. Children have vastly different abilities to pay attention. The reasons for these individual differences can be attributed to each child’s unique genetic makeup resulting in differing brain abilities, interests and motivation, as well as childhood environments.  
2.  Paying attention is hard work for the brain because it requires many important pre-academic brain skills such as visual and auditory processing skills to be working efficiently and in sync.
3. Some strategies for building stronger attention span include 1) Nurturing delayed gratification to help the child learn to handle feelings associated with “boredom” or “I want to do what I want now!” 2) Teaching the child how the brain works so he/ she can make better lifestyle decisions and have a fitter and more attentive brain 3) Train the brain using neuroscientfiic principles such as BrainFit’s SMART Power Formula involving physical training, cognitive training and emotional coaching.  




Featured Speaker:
Ms Cheryl Chia

With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Cheryl is an accomplished paediatric physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies (Paediatrics) from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp-SMART Parents, the Child Guidance Clinic and schools. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.