How To Help Slow-Learning Kids Without Pressuring Them
You want your children to be the best they can be at school, which is why you may be tempted to push them towards bigger and better achievements. However, often when parents pressurise their kids to perform well at school, they are more likely to punish their children when they don’t do so well. As a parent, your job is to understand the underlying problem that your child is facing.
Children learn different things at different rates, and so whether it’s academics or other activities, you should refrain from putting them all on one platform. Some children find it difficult to understand poems or maths sums they are taught compared with other children in their class, and these kids are often referred to as slow learners. These children do not have ‘special needs,’ but they just have a problem learning new things, even though they want to. Slow learners actually tend to excel in other activities, and just need extra help with reading, writing or mathematics.
If your children are slow learners, there are a few things you can do at home to help them. Firstly, make sure they are eating and sleeping well. Giving your children a healthy breakfast and a good night’s sleep is good for their physical and mental wellbeing, and promoting an environment of family wellness in this way will help to improve their academic wellness at home and at school.
Next, give your kids help with their homework and get them to review it when they’re done. Reviewing their work after a small break will help them to remember what they have studied, and this will boost their learning ability as well as their exam results. During the break between studies, don’t be afraid to involve your children in fun activities. The distraction will refresh and energise their minds and they will return to their academic activities soon enough.
Finally, just before they go to bed, ask your children questions about their homework so they have a chance to revise it. Make it fun through a quiz or competition, and slowly and loudly explain the answers that they don’t remember so that they understand it and hold it in their brain for next time.
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