Ep #126: Why kids see time differently

by | Mar 10, 2021 | ADHD, ADHD Podcasts, Podcasts

How kids see time is very different than how you see time. Understanding this will be so helpful when you are dealing with giving instructions.

Children see time as happening slowly, while adults see time as happening quickly. This is due to children getting more visual stimulus versus the stimulus that adults are receiving. When you get more visual stimulus time appears to pass more slowly.

Your child is absorbing so much information every moment of the day.

This is why your child moves slowly when getting ready, doing their chores, or doing their homework.

This is especially true when you say something to your child like, “We need to leave in 15 minutes,” or “You have 5 minutes to complete this chore.” Those measurements of time will mean something completely different to your child than it will to you. Because of this, your child doesn’t understand why they are in trouble or you’re getting frustrated when the time is up, because in their mind, they still have time.

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