Persistence is key to helping your child develop the homework habit. “Even ordinary effort over time yields extraordinary results” (Keith Ellis, p. 74). The buck stops at you. In my experience it is also often the adult, the family coach (you) who forgets, doesn’t feel like it, is too tired, too busy, has a crisis… Continue reading How to help your child with their homework: New Habits take time.
Are you frustrated about the lack of homework happening in your home? Do you find it hard to be consistent and persistent with your child and their homework? I'm here to encourage you to persist. As Babe Ruth the famous American baseball player said, "You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up. Webster's… Continue reading Being positively persistent about regular homework
Reading, writing, and doing Mathematics: How not to help your child. Think back to when you were a child and being told that you would like something you had already got to dislike. Do you remember how annoying and unhelpful those talks were? You didn't believe them. You wished they would stop trying to convince… Continue reading How to help your child so reading, writing, and Mathematics becomes fun.
Coming from left field: How to use reverse psychology when coaching reading, writing, or Mathematics skills. Surprise works! Your main aim when teaching your children is to encourage your student to stay alert, or in optimal learning mode while learning reading, writing, or Mathematics skills. So I often do the opposite of what an adult… Continue reading Coming from left field when coaching reading, writing, or Mathematics: The importance of surprise!
REVISE, REVISE, REVISE! Give your child a most important gift: The chance to revise their reading, writing, and Mathematics skills. Do not take for granted that the reading, writing, and Mathematics skills your child learnt yesterday, a few minutes ago, or last week, are remembered. Always revise reading, writing, and Mathematics ideas and skills until your… Continue reading Revise, Revise, Revise
The mutually respectful relationship you build with your child when coaching reading, writing, or Mathematics skills decides whether you will be a successful coach or not. Patience is an important part of developing mutual respect, but patience is a lot more than just holding your breath and feeling 'patient' while working with your child on their… Continue reading A useful definition of patience when working with your child’s reading, writing, and Mathematics skills
Welcome to where you can learn to help your children with reading, writing and maths. If you have children between 6 and 13 years, we can give you the tools or provide the services to help them become excellent students. This includes the Weird Word Game, the Families as Coaches Programme and the Coaching Guide,… Continue reading You can teach your child