题目：Today children find it difficult to concentrate or pay attention at school. What do you think are the causes? What are the solutions?
范文：Being able to concentrate and focus for sustained periods is a skill that children will need to develop in order to make the most of their education. While most children will naturally develop a greater attention span as they grow older and get used to the school environment and expectations, some continue to struggle to focus on a task or an activity.
ln this digital age of smart phones and socia1 media, there are plenty of distractions to tempt the wandering mind where study tasks are concerned. From surfing the webpage to instant messaging, constant distractions compete for children's attention. lt is not uncommon to witness a childlistening to his iPod while doing his homework. With so many potential interruptions, it can be difficult for children to stop and focus on the task at hand.
There are some practical and manageabletipsteachers and parents can use to helptheir children focus, complete their task both at school and home and ultimately succeed. lnitiallY, setting early expectations is an essential start, such as explaining to children their priorities at school and home and in the community The earlier teachers and parents set expectations and establish a routine for studying, the easier it will be to maintain. AdditionallY, managing and minimizing the number of distractions that can pull a child's focus away is another important step. Parents can help their children by insisting that certain responsibilities are met before privileges are granted. That is because young people sometimes have a tendency to prioritize short-term needs and wants overlonger- term goals.
To conclude, helping children develop self-dlscipline, effective focus strategies and concentration skills at an early age is a basis forlong-term success in high school, college and the professional working world. Therefore, teachers and parents should put more consideration into the issue.