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6 Things that Can Damage Brain Power of Kids

6 Things that Can Damage Brain Power of Kids

Things like stress and lack of sleep can deteriorate the brain power of kids. Read on to learn about the 6 things that can damage brain power of kids.

Brain is one of the most important organs of human body and it is the most complex organ of the body too. The brain of the kids starts developing with a faster rate up to the age of four years and that is why it is important to ensure nothing hampers this development process of the brain. Apart from sudden physical injury or severe ailment, brain power of kids could also be damaged by day to day activities or things. Things that can damage brain power of kids are discussed below:

1. Lack of Sleep

Enough sleep is a must for every human being whether it is kid or an adult. In the recent time, kids are engaged in varieties of activities which lead to lesser amount of sleep for them. When a child is not getting required sleep for a longer period then various parts of the brain goes into slow wave phase even when the child is awake. As a result the child cannot concentrate on his or her day to day activities and motor skills of the child deteriorate to a great extent.

2. Skipping Breakfast

Skipping breakfast is a common habit of many kids especially when they are in their preteens of teens. When a child is skipping breakfast then it takes toll on the performance of the child throughout the day. As skipping the breakfast will lower down the sugar level in the blood it obstructs supply of other nutrients to the brain.

3. Excess Consumption of Sugar

Excess consumption of sugar is not good for brain. When a child is in the habit of consuming lots of sugary foods it creates problem in the long run because excess sugar will create problem in absorption of protein and other essential nutrients in the body. So brain will not get the required nutrients for its proper functioning.

4. Lack of Water in the Body

Whether it is due to illness of because the child is not in a habit of consuming required amount of fluid in a day, lack of water in the body can lead to brain damage. When there is lack of water in the body, it affects the efficiency of the brain to a great extent and the brain’s ability to memorize different information will lower down to a great extent.

5. Not Going Out in the Sunlight

Children who have the habit of going out in the sun will automatically keep fit and healthy as compared to those children who prefer to stay indoors. When a child is not getting enough sunlight it will affect the cognitive skills of the child. Sunlight is important for providing required amount of nutrients and oxygen to different parts of the body so lack of sunlight means brain will not receive the nutrients needed by it and will get damaged in the long run.

6. Stress

Adult may not feel the stresses that kids have to undergo but children do undergo stressful situations and that may affect the working of their brain. Even for the kids, life has become very fast and they have to handle many activities in a day. Certain situations at school, playground or other places may arouse the stress level of the children high and it would damage the proper functioning of their brain.
Parents are the best caregivers for their kids and that is why parents must be watchful enough about the daily activities of their kids including the food they eat, the activities they do at school and at play. Parents must keep healthy food items in their kids’ diet and they must ensure their children play and exercise regularly. All these carefulness on the parents’ part will ensure kids have healthy brain development.

Which things can prove harmful for the brain power of kids? How to avoid damaging the brain power of kids? What are ways to boost brain power of kids? Discuss here.

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Dhwani.8 years ago
If kids do not get right environment for the development of brain their brain power can be damaged.
Nandini.8 years ago
If kids do not get adequate nutrients their brain power can be damaged.
Ranjini.8 years ago
Inadequate sleep can surely damage the brain power of kids.
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