Music has a powerful influence over mood, and it can be helpful for a child who feels anxious or has difficulty focusing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:
- Use music to help children focus and remember when they are studying.
- Use different types of music as cues for different things, such as studying, eating and preparing for bed. Soothing music can help manage impulsiveness and improve social behavior.
- Use relaxing, calming music to help soothe a child’s anxiety. Use the same type of tune to help children fall asleep. Opt for something more upbeat when waking up in the morning.