Our beliefs either help us succeed, or limit our success when helping our children do their homework. We have more control over our lives than we think. Did you know that what we think and believe has a strong influence on what we feel and on what we do? Even more extreme, did you know… Continue reading Help your child learn: Change how you think.
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.
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
If mind and body are aligned we have the force of the universe behind us” (P.410 Evolve your brain). It is another new year and an excellent time to set goals with your child. It is easier to work together when you both know where you want to go - when you can see the… Continue reading How to set reading, writing, or Math goals with your child Reading, writing, or Math goals : Create win-win deals.
It is up to you when coaching your children reading, writing, and Mathematics, and you may be the weakest link. It is vitally important to coach your child in reading, writing, or Mathematics skills when they struggle at school. Yet important appointments, extra work, tiredness, personal difficulties, or unexpected visitors can easily take away the… Continue reading Get organised to succeed
Create agreements that make you both happy. This week I've asked permission to share an email from a concerned family coach who is working with me. She has a young boy who is working on improving his Mathematics and reading and writing skills and he is a very skilled negotiator - even though he is… Continue reading Win-win agreements make coaching your child reading, writing, and Mathematics skills more fun!
Haste makes for slow reading, writing and Mathematics progress: Relaxed, steady focus works. One new different thing reading, writing, Mathematics skills at a time. I often only begin coaching one area (reading, writing, or Mathematics) that a student finds difficult, and one reading, writing, or Mathematics skill they are comfortable with, and love. To begin… Continue reading Make haste slowly: Coaching your child reading, writing, and Mathematics the fast way.
If you are really going to co-operate with Nature’s plan for the development of intelligence, you take your signals from the child. Not from some book, not from some expert, .....you take your signals from the child. (Joseph Chilton Pearce cited in Brownlee, P. 2007) Taking our signals from our children: The importance of attunement.… Continue reading Respectful partnership: A buzz for you both
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!