Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

What factors in an environment can make focusing on homework difficult?

With all the distractions within arm’s reach in today’s society, it’s important to remove environmental factors that can cause students to lose focus on homework.

Help your student be at their best when working on homework by creating an environment that helps them focus.

According to Oregon State UniversityOff Site Icon and Premier Physician Network (PPN), the following environmental and internal factors can make focusing on homework difficult:

  • Devices and other technology
  • Distracting thoughts
  • Excess darkness
  • Family conversations
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Illness
  • Music or TV noise
  • Phone alerts
  • Sibling play or other sibling noise
  • Stress
  • Worry

Trying to tackle these factors can set your student up with a successful homework environment.

For more information about factors that get in the way of a student focusing on homework, talk with your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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