Is your child reading regularly? If not, what is stopping them from choosing to read? You might think they don't read often because of all the electronic gadgets they use, or that they prefer sports, or that they have never been good at reading....But they are still not enough reasons to not read. Do you… Continue reading Reading – it’s important: Help your child read more often.
Does your child lose concentration, learn very slowly, or become frustrated and bored easily with homework? Are you trying to help a child do homework who doesn't seem to be able to concentrate? Or who is often talking about anything but the maths or reading or writing task in front of them? Perhaps both of… Continue reading Make homework time easy: Help your child concentrate and learn faster.
Are you enjoying your family? Having a conversation with a parent today reminded me that what I best remember as a parent of young children were the special times when I was relaxed and completely there with them. I wouldn't be thinking about work, or a problem, or about something in the future or past;… Continue reading The modern-day cult of busyness: What happened to relaxed time with family?
Emotions help your child learn and remember faster. When our brain becomes emotionally involved as we learn, it is stimulated to make more patterns, which help us to learn and remember more easily and faster. Joe Dispenza wrote an article which has lots of useful information on how our brain works. Strong reactions created… Continue reading Emotions are useful: How to learn and remember
"This is easy, my child should remember it.” When you first start helping your child learn and remember skills and knowledge they need, you may be impatient that your child quickly masters what you are teaching them, and feel deep disappointment when they don’t. You might notice that you have impatient and judgmental thoughts about… Continue reading Small steps climb the mountain: Chunking helps your child learn and remember.
Help your child learn and remember by chunking. Why chunk your child's work and time? Chunking is when you break down skills or knowledge into small, careful coaching steps that your student can learn and remember with a little effort. It is the same process a wise person uses when when they begin to exercise… Continue reading Chunking. A better way to help your child learn and remember.
When they use only their ears to learn and remember reading, spelling, Mathematics skills, children learn and remember very slowly. Unfortunately we adults often talk too much when teaching our children reading, spelling, and Maths skills.We often use a lot more than three simple sentences to explain something and our children's minds go somewhere else,… Continue reading Learning and remembering new skills and information is easy: Part two use the senses
How to make learning and remembering new skills and information easier Most of us have found that learning new skills and information, then remembering those same skills and information, a slow and difficult process. Learning and then remembering what we have learnt has taken up too much of our time and energy in the past,… Continue reading Learning and remembering new skills and information is easy! Part 1 – Connect.
I’m going to give you a way to work gently and firmly with yourself and your family so that the coaching happens regularly and you help your child succeed at school. Think about what you can do: Expand your circle of influence Stephen Covey in his book 'First things first' talks about the difference between… Continue reading Take control: Help your child’s reading, writing, and Maths skills.
First things First – do the important tasks first - the coaching - and all else follows. This is the first of two posts on how you can find the time, energy and space to help your child do well at school. Although you have realised that if you coach your child in reading, writing,… Continue reading First things first: How to support your child’s reading, writing, and Math skills