It is common for children who find learning challenging, to feel unmotivated, angry or disinterested.
It can be because they are faced with literacy, numeracy, organisation, focus, motivation or behavioural challenges. Education Specialist, Natalie Nicholls, joined Mike to share a 3 step guide to supporting your child through daily learning challenges.
Step 1: Learn about the difficulties your child is having.
It is important to find out whether it is one of two things. Are gaps in their knowledge resulting in poor literacy or numeracy skills? Or is there an underlying learning disorder such as dyslexia or ADHD? As a parent, educate yourself as much as you can. It will increase your confidence to help their learning journey.
Step 2: Build a Positive Relationship with Their Teacher
Working together with the teacher can have a significant impact on your child’s learning progress. Find out what they are learning at school ahead of time. If your child has an individual program, request review meetings every 5 weeks to keep on top of things. How are they measuring progress? Standardised tests? Ask how you could be helping your child at home?
Step 3: Keep on Top of Their Thinking
Anxiety and negative thought patterns will impact their performance at school. Teach them about positive thinking. Encourage them to have growth mindset.
“Make sure you don’t limit your child’s potential…everyone can do more than what we realise!”
Do you have questions for Natalie? Let us know by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat below or check out the Facebook live.