6 Sneaky but Scientific Ways to Help Kids Learn

Hello readers, I really hope you are enjoying the articles I have been posting on my blog!  I have already received great feed back from many of you!  I was asked one question recently that really struck close to my heart.

(Concerned Parent) “Renee, how do I get my child to want to learn?”

(Me) “I had trouble getting my daughter to want to learn all throughout school, this is a common problem.  But then I realized that maybe there is a way of tricking my daughter into learning without her even knowing.  We do it all the time at LearningRx Fresno, we play brain games and through that, our clients are increasing their cognitive abilities without even knowing it.”

(Concerned Parent) “Okay how do I do that?”

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Are Daily Homework Battles Driving You Crazy?

 

 

 Here are 11 Tips to Improve the Homework Experience for You and Your Child


Does your child struggle with homework? Kids who struggle with learning can find homework frustrating and exhausting (as in “tears, excuses, and tantrums” kind of frustrating and exhausting). And of course it only makes things worse when, for struggling students, assignments meant to take twenty minutes can take up to several hours.

Whether you and your child tackle homework immediately after school or a couple hours before bedtime, this kind of recurring routine is exhausting for kids and exhausting for parents, too.

How can you improve the daily homework experience for you and your child? Try following these tips:

Prep yourself 

  • Prepare mentally- Before diving in with your child, take a few minutes to mentally prepare. Decide ahead of time what kind of attitude you’re going to embrace, and how you’re going to respond if things get tense or difficult.

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Stress and the Teen Brain

In case you don’t remember (or were the rare exception), being a teenager is HARD. There are hormones messing with your emotions, the worry about being popular, the stress of getting good grades, lack of sleep, acne, the pressures of going to college, peer pressure and significant changes to your brain. One or two of these things alone would be difficult, but all of them at once can make even the most level-headed adolescent downright crazy! Continue reading

“I’m the Stupidest Kid in My Class!”

What to Do When Your Kid Says Heartbreaking Words Like These

When their hearts break, our hearts break. It’s one of the excruciating mysteries and blessings of being a parent.

We love our kids, and know just how amazing they really are. So when one of our kids is feeling inadequate or discouraged, we want desperately to fix the hurt.

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Are Your Child’s Learning Struggles Turning You into a Monster?

Five Tips to Regroup

  You’re frustrated and frazzled. You’ve been nagging at your kids for hours. Snapping. Yelling, even. You’re not happy with how you’re acting, but you can’t seem to stop the momentum, pull a U-turn and get yourself off Witchy Lane and back onto Reasonable Avenue.

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