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Postby road.not.taken » Wed, 14 Jan 2009 5:46 pm

chewwl88 wrote: It very hard to put him to sleep early as he will play his toys very late.

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Your child needs much more sleep. He should be in bed by 8pm. Yes, it's hard, but he needs more sleep. You're his parent, not his friend. Be a parent and make sure he is healthy, well fed and rested for school.

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Postby chewwl88 » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:47 am

road.not.taken wrote:
chewwl88 wrote: It very hard to put him to sleep early as he will play his toys very late.

Please advise more. With thanks[/size]


Your child needs much more sleep. He should be in bed by 8pm. Yes, it's hard, but he needs more sleep. You're his parent, not his friend. Be a parent and make sure he is healthy, well fed and rested for school.


If put him by 8pm, he will lay on his bed but still open his eye but we passby this bed. if we do not notice him, he will wake up and play his toys in dark.

He has many energy. cannot able to make him tried. Only writing can make him tried.

Any way good method to make children sleep early??? on slow music??

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Postby durain » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 1:55 am

after school, take him swimming, play football, run in the field, cycling, play in the playground, make him walk, take him to the science park, etc. you need him to use his energy. he will be tired at the end of the day.

during bedtime, if he keep coming out of bed, you put him straight to bed, no eye contact or any chitchat. just tell him it is late and he has to goto bed. if you have to do it 100 times, you do it. he will soon get the message you are serious. the room should be dark. you can leave the door slightly open but no noise like TV should get inside the room. do not check on him or keep passing by. it is not easy but you have to keep it up so that he will know the routine. dont be angry with him but work and bond with him. when he is good, reward him. you will see the results.

one last question - how is his diet? is he eating fruits and vegs? drinking enough water (fizzy drink doesnt count)?

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Postby road.not.taken » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 8:49 am

chewwl88 wrote:
road.not.taken wrote:
chewwl88 wrote: It very hard to put him to sleep early as he will play his toys very late.

Please advise more. With thanks[/size]


Your child needs much more sleep. He should be in bed by 8pm. Yes, it's hard, but he needs more sleep. You're his parent, not his friend. Be a parent and make sure he is healthy, well fed and rested for school.


If put him by 8pm, he will lay on his bed but still open his eye but we passby this bed. if we do not notice him, he will wake up and play his toys in dark.

He has many energy. cannot able to make him tried. Only writing can make him tried.

Any way good method to make children sleep early??? on slow music??


Give him some books to amuse himself in his bed and start with an hour of quiet reading time when he can look at books and read, BY HIMSELF -- no toys. Make rules and enforce them. Shorten that quiet reading time gradually down to 30 minutes, then lights out. NO TOYS.

Do you have a proper bedtime ritual? Warm bath, pajamas, 20 minutes or so reading to him? If not establish one now. It is OK for him to be awake in his bed quietly reading to himself, it is not OK for him to be up until midnight.

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Postby chewwl88 » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:01 am

durain wrote:after school, take him swimming, play football, run in the field, cycling, play in the playground, make him walk, take him to the science park, etc. you need him to use his energy. he will be tired at the end of the day.

during bedtime, if he keep coming out of bed, you put him straight to bed, no eye contact or any chitchat. just tell him it is late and he has to goto bed. if you have to do it 100 times, you do it. he will soon get the message you are serious. the room should be dark. you can leave the door slightly open but no noise like TV should get inside the room. do not check on him or keep passing by. it is not easy but you have to keep it up so that he will know the routine. dont be angry with him but work and bond with him. when he is good, reward him. you will see the results.

one last question - how is his diet? is he eating fruits and vegs? drinking enough water (fizzy drink doesnt count)?


Yes, he got eat vegs in his diet and drink many water. He like water very much.

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Postby pakjohn » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:05 am

He like water very much.


If he's thirsty all the time you may also want to get his blood sugar checked.

I admire you for caring enough to seek help, too many parents click on the tele and ignore learning issues. Probably not as common here though as in western countries.
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Postby chewwl88 » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:35 pm

pakjohn wrote:
He like water very much.


If he's thirsty all the time you may also want to get his blood sugar checked.

I admire you for caring enough to seek help, too many parents click on the tele and ignore learning issues. Probably not as common here though as in western countries.


After he drink water, he can pass a lot of urine. His teacher also mention that he has many urine...

He do not take sweet. he do not like much.

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Re: How to improve children concentration?

Postby ksl » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 2:07 pm

chewwl88 wrote:i have a 5 year old son who have an poor concentration while writing words and during the teacher's lesson

He can spent one hour and half sit finish writing for ten sentence which normal children just spent 15 min.

He has many day dreaming and lack of concentration during his work. How to improve the concentration. anyone has good advise for him? Any TMC is good for concentration? or any methods?

Please advise

With many thanks


I think you should read the article on preservatives in foods, also artificial colourings they put in the food. So go to my blog at www.drinkingvinegars.blogspot.com and read the links on health warning.

My daughter also suffered from this, so i cut out sweet things and try to give her non processed food, she is only allowed one beverage a month which contains preservative with sodium benzoate, which is not good for anyone. The bio-chemists in university in UK discovered in 2006, the dangers. Chemists were not able to test it before so good, because the equipment was from the 50's, when it was passed has safe. They use better technology today to test food's. He may also suffer from dyslexia which is quite common.

Wait a minute 5 year old, crikey even my own daughter wouldn't be bothered if it didn't interest her, there is nothing wrong, he's just doing his own thing, you shouldn't worry too much at that age, but anyway watch the foods. At that age, he probably hasn't adapted to being away from his mum, it's quite traumatising, I remember when i was dumped in nursery I would buggar off home, at the first opportunity i would rather be with the chicken's and ferret's.
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Postby boatboat » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 2:28 pm

Check food and water and no tv or video games.

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Postby durain » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 7:57 pm

boatboat wrote:Check food and water and no tv or video games.


hello??? have you not read the whole thread? check food and water? check for what??? :roll:

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Postby road.not.taken » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 8:06 pm

Look, you can have the child evaluated 50 times for all kinds of issues -- but none of it matters until he gets enough sleep. The child is sleep deprived and needs to be put into a routine that will allow him to get quality rest. Sure the other stuff might help, fish oil, professional evaluations, strict diet, whatever -- but no one will know with any certainty what he needs until the boy gets a month of at least 10 hours of sleep a night.


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