Why can't boys concentrate like girls?

Difficulty concentrating

lack of sleep

Difficulty concentrating can also be the cause - if you start the day with sleep, you can of course concentrate less well.

Stress or emotional imbalance

The trouble concentrating can often be traced back to stress or emotional imbalance. What burdens the child and what does not depend on their individual experience of everyday life. What one child can easily put away burdens another. Everyone knows the famous "weak knees" from excitement or in stressful situations. The muscle tension changes due to stress, fear, excessive demands and other emotional stress.

Prerequisites for well-being, performance and good concentration are exercise to promote blood circulation and better oxygen supply to all organs, fresh air, good nutrition, adequate sleep and emotional balance, which is achieved by having moments of joy and happiness and moments of anger and worry keep yourself roughly in balance.

If one of these prerequisites is not met, the consequences range from tension, tension, headaches, reduced resilience and a feeling of displeasure and weakness to poor concentration.

Individual differences

People take things differently. One person grasps relationships more graphically, the next more abstractly and another concentrates best when listening to music. It is helpful to find out which personal characteristics are most pronounced in your child.

The background to these individual differences are the different areas of responsibility of the left and right hemispheres. The logical, rational, and analytical processes of thought take place in the left hemisphere. Numbers, formulas, language, writing, planning and order are stored in the left hemisphere, for example. Controlled feelings are perceived here. In contrast, the right hemisphere is the pictorial, creative, artistic and spontaneous half. She is the most emotional one. You can see from many learning processes that what is newly learned is carried out on its own in the course of time without thinking; it is, so to speak, "automated". If you had to think hard at the beginning and think carefully about each step (left hemisphere), at some point it all works by itself (right hemisphere). These two halves of the brain work well together in one and less well in the other. The better the interplay between the hemispheres works, the better the absorption capacity. This interplay between the hemispheres of the brain is blocked when there is excessive stress.
Sadness, low moods and fear affect the psyche so much that there is not much energy left for other things: In depression, there is a deficiency or imbalance of the messenger substances in the brain (neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, etc.), which for example for Feelings like happiness and contentment are responsible. If these sensitive systems are not intact, the transmission of information is also disrupted. This leads to concentration problems. Various messenger systems are likely to be disturbed when there is fear.

Imbalances in the hormone or mineral balance (see also mineral deficiency) can disrupt the exchange of messenger substances between the nerve cells and the nerve conductivity, which can manifest itself in a variety of disease features, including concentration disorders.
However, poor concentration can also have physical causes: Lack of exercise is often a reason why children cannot concentrate well.

Pathological physical causes can be: brain contusion, whiplash, flu, pneumonia, etc. Intolerance (certain foods, chemicals) and environmental toxins can attack the nervous system. Likewise, insufficient muscle tension to keep the body upright can mean that the child is constantly occupied with actively maintaining himself upright, for example sitting in school, so that he does not have enough energy left to concentrate on the posed Focus on tasks.