Your child 5-11 years

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In the child, the fatigue is difficult to see because, unlike the adult, he does not always realize his condition, does not necessarily say that it is "punctured". A bad report, a lack of enthusiasm, difficulties to get up in the morning or to concentrate ... know to detect the signs.

  • Any change in your child's usual behavior may be a sign of a "pump stroke". Mainly if he loses the taste to play! Around the age of 5, his nervous system has not yet reached maturity. As a result, his body echoes this fatigue in a haphazard way. He may be reluctant to wake up, to sleep earlier than usual, but also to be agitated, irritable or have appetite disturbances. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask your doctor for advice. Around 10 to 11 years old, your child may send signs easier to decipher: increased sleepiness, drop in school results ... To find out if these difficulties are related to fatigue, ask your schoolboy's teacher. He knows his daily behavior well.

REGIME DEATH: CAUSES

Seasonal variations

  • There are times in the year when everyone feels tired. It's physiological. At times, our body offers less resistance to stress and our physical and intellectual performance is diminished: this is the case around All Saints and late February-early March.
  • Many teachers also note a relaxation of work in the second quarter. "The students bring less material, concentrate more difficult and botch their homework," says Romain Fraisse, teacher of schools in CM2. A phenomenon that the teacher also attributes to the parents' fatigue, less vigilant than at the beginning of the year when they multiply the good resolutions.

Insufficient rest periods

  • Added to this is a school calendar that is not always refreshing. During the famous critical period of All Saints, children only have ten days of vacation. "While we recommend periods of activity of about six to eight weeks, interspersed with fifteen days off," said Francois Testu, professor of psychology. Depending on the area, some students will have to wait ten long weeks after Easter to see the holidays arrive.

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