We all have seen, shared and admired pictures of women with four or more hands and handling all the work at the same time. Women have taken pride in being called a multitasker but today in this questionnaire, your belief might be challenged.
So, what is multitasking for you?
Multitasking, I believe is a word that has been the worst marketed. So much so, that we even make our kids multitask and take pride in the same. You should not try to catch all chickens at the same time, do it one at a time.
How does multitasking affect children?
Multitasking, as proven scientifically, lowers kids’ performance and even damages the brain.
Stanford studies have proven that multitaskers have a problem filtering out irrelevant information and are slower in switching from one task to another. One-thing-at-a-time doers are multiple times more efficient as compared to multitaskers.
So, will the child be good for only one thing?
No, here is the trick: do one thing at a time. While the child is eating, let him eat, don’t incorporate TV time with it. Or when he is playing, don’t put in mathematics problems with it.These habits create the basis of a child’s personality. Let them make entertainment an important part and he will learn to put 100% to everything, from play to learn. Therefore, learning to grasp better and efficiently.
Follow the following:
- No TV with mobile
- No mixing many toys (If it is lego, then don’t take out 5 more toys. It creates distraction in a child’s mind.)
- No food with phones
- No playing with conversation
- No no’s with yeses (This one is confusing but, is important to keep a mind without chaos. Diplomacy is okay but there should be no confusion.)
What are the benefits of doing one thing at a time for kids?
- Increase in concentration and dedication
- Shoot in performance
- Emotional quotient increases
- Increase in brain density
- Kids are happier and content
- Give 100% to every task
What are the hacks to achieve this?
At crestekids.com, we have a new concept of adding empathy to learning. So, firstly, be empathetic towards your children’s achievements, big or small. At Creste, 98% of the children complete the activities whole-heartedly. We have a person dedicated only to make kids feel happy and accountable. Appreciate their efforts with love and make them feel accountable.
Ask them to make a timetable and encourage them to follow it. At Creste, we send weekend challenges, every Saturday at 3:30pm. If you ask kids to make their schedule, they will segregate their work and will give 100% to every task because they will more organised.
Help them explore. At Creste, we have activities from craft to art to chemistry, gardening and more. So once a child explores different things, he knows what he likes the most. We, as parents have to help them explore so that they know what makes them focus or center. If we don’t show them what all is available, they will not be able to make a great choice.
Nidhi Sethi, Founder of Creste Kids