Health Tip: Soothe Your Child's Mood With Music

(HealthDay News) -- 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.

-- Diana Kohnle

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