According to Nemours Foundation, “Writing is one of the most complex tasks that humans engage in, involving both motor and critical-thinking skills.” Miss a few bricks, and the foundation for learning is compromised.
Many kids struggle with math and offer excuses for why they aren’t doing well. However, not all kids have difficulties. Parent involvement and encouragement can go a long way to helping those who struggle become more confident in their abilities.
While some students walk the rose-strewn path of high-achievement, others—of all abilities—fail to see why they should put forth that kind of effort. They question themselves: What’s in it for me? When will I ever use this? Why do I need to know that?
Children who read for pleasure acquire stronger vocabulary and writing skills and a better understanding of human nature and different cultures. Motivate your child to read by appealing to his personality and interests.
Today’s academic world is competitive, but any student with the right habits can run the race well. With involved parents as positive mentors, children of all intelligences and abilities can be successful scholars.
Moving to a new house can be exciting, but for a child who has to change schools, that excitement can turn into nervousness. Taking a few steps before and after the move can help ease the jitters of being the “new kid.”
With today’s youth among the primary consumers of new technology, eReaders are quickly making their way into homes and classrooms, and the debate rises: What, exactly, are the pros and cons of digital books?