"Pressure, pushing down on me" Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
Let's talk attention span...
Maintaining a child's attention is a skill, but no matter how exciting you are- there is a science to this. Children get about 2-3 minutes of attention per year old.
a 5 year old gets 10-15 minutes at best
a 7 year old gets 14-21 minutes at best
a 9 year old: 18-27 minutes at best
an 11 year old: 22-33 minutes at best
...But there is a limit to this. Adults can maintain their attention for up to 2 hours (cc your boss on this!)
This attention can be maintained if your child is calm, interested, and in a low distraction environment. As soon as you take one of these elements away, their attention span will plummet. If your child is not speaking their native language or is diagnosed with ADD/ADHD their attention span may be lower.
Are you respecting your child's attention span?
⏰ How long are they expected to stay at the table for family dinner?
⏰ How long does homework time last?
⏰ Do you ever build in breaks/wiggle time with your child?
⏰ Can you break long tasks into sections?
🎥 New Video: This Saturday Oct 21, I will release my newest video Room Mom Nightmare: 3 Things NOT to do at the Class Party. Join me at 10am eastern to watch live! This will be my last video in October.
👰♀️🤵♂️ wonderful weekend: My husband and I travelled to Asheville, NC last weekend to celebrate our friends' weddings. My husband officiated and I was a bridesmaid. It was a fantastic time!
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My favorite sneakers: When I was at the wedding last weekend, several of the bridesmaids and I realized we were Allbirds girls. I've been wearing this sneaker for years. They machine washable, lightweight, and so comfortable.
Simple and spooky: I love seeing other people go all out for Halloween, but for me I keep it simple. I got this jack o'lantern bathmat and it's perfect. Heads up- it is small, better for by the sink/toilet than the shower.
Wishing you a wonderful week!