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Day Dreams

Is your child a daydreamer? Does he often seem lost in his own world, far removed from reality? Bring him back to earth! Read on.
 

Creativity

While daydreaming is not a desirable habit, it does have a few redeeming points. Day dreaming fosters a child's imagination, and enhances creativity. Did you know that most of the famous people have been day dreamers? So if the extent of day dreaming is controlled, everything is fine. But if your child is a habitual day dreamer and tends to wander off a bit too often for comfort, it's time you did something about it. 
 

Distracting

Day dreaming can be very distracting. Your child may have difficulty completing the task at hand, because he tends to get distracted by day dreams. This affects his day to day working, and your child slowly gets more and more absent-minded. 
 

Studies

Very often, your child's studies suffer as a result of constant day dreams. You may wonder why your child is not getting the grades, even though he seems buried in his books for hours on end. Simple. His mind is elsewhere, wandering the globe!
 

Observe your child

You should try and curb your child's day dreaming tendencies at as young an age as possible. Ask yourself these questions: Is your child getting enough sleep? Is he too tired? Or is he well rested? 
 

Exercise

Does your child get enough exercise? Very often the lack of a physical workout is compensated by an over-active 'mental workout'. Make sure your child exercises enough. Enroll him in tennis classes, get him interested in swimming, or encourage him to start playing cricket with the neighbourhood boys. 
 

TV

Reduce the amount of television your child watches. This almost always plays a role in distracting your child from the mundane realities of life, and sets him off on a parallel tangent. 
 

Irregularities

Look for irregularities in your child's schedule. Has he suddenly stopped hanging out with a particular close friend? Has he started going to bed early? These will provide keys to his behaviour. 
 

Checklist

Sit with your child and make a homework checklist. Make sure he completes his assignments. While it is not advisable to sit with him and plan out his homework constantly, a push in the right direction will definitely not harm. 
 

Teacher

Get in touch with your child's teacher. Explain the situation to her. In all likelihood she would have noticed his tendency to day dream or his absent-mindedness as well. Work with her in getting him to focus more in the class room. Find out if he can be seated in the front of his class.

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Sharmani Julka.4 years ago
day dreaming should be avoided as it leads to laziness and behavioural problems. kids should be practical. Engage them in activities to keep them away from day dreaming so keep them occupied.
 
 
 
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Malini sharma.4 years ago
Day dreaming is normal and it should not be a problem. it helps them to be creative.
 
 
 
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Pratibha.4 years ago
very good article. I really like this article. many kids are day dreamers
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Discussion Forum - Recent Posts
Is your child a daydreamerNULL Does he often seem lost in his own world, far removed from realityNULL Bring him back to earth! 1: Day dreaming fosters a child’s imagination, and enhances creativity. But if your child is a habitual day dreamer and tends to wander off a bit too often for comfort, it’s time you did something about it. 2: Day dreaming can be very distracting. Your child may have difficulty completing the task at hand, because he tends to get distracted by day dreams. 3: Very often, your child’s studies suffer as a result of constant day dreams. WHAT U SHOULD DO Observe your child: Is your child getting enough sleepNULL Is he too tiredNULL Or is he well restedNULL Exercise: Make sure your child exercises enough. Enroll him in tennis classes, get him interested in swimming, or encourage him to start playing cricket with the neighbourhood boy. TV: Reduce the amount of television your child watches. How do you deal with your child if he is daydreamingNULL Share with us!
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I agree that activities do keep the kids away from day dreaming but sometimes it is good to ask the child to share his dreams.As a parent I love to ask my kid what is he dreaming about and why does he...
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