Coping With the Pressure of Keeping Kids Ahead

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All parents want to see their children get a head start in their life. With more and more knowledge being required to be learned and retained by children in the modern age, the pressures of keeping your child ahead of the game can easily take a toll on the parent and also the child.

As communities become more segregated between selective and public schooling, parent know that from an early age, they must teach their children how to learn and become quick and effective learners. Without the proper advice, this can easily lead to excessive stress on the child without additional or visible benefit. In many modern countries, children are exposed to high number or hours spent under additional tuition, in the hope that this will excel them to the top of their class.

It is important to provide not just an education to them with academic skills, but to also train them with good eye to hand coordination. This should not be just involving computer games and modern methods where they interact only with themselves, but parents should aim to get their children outside and involved in team sports, or activities such as camping. Learning skills which are not usually contained in the school curriculum is an important step in building the child up to lead and analyze situations which at times can only be solved by intuition.

If you child is spending too much time in tuition, and you still do not see any improvement, then rotate them with other methods of learning. There are many online classes which are just as effective when it comes to their speed of progress. Many children are nervous when taught by another individual, and sometimes when they learn under the guidance of an online narrator or presentation where they … READ MORE ...


Homeschooling should be available to every child, because it benefits them in numerous ways. Some view home schooling as too extreme. Others see it as an alternative to public and private education. Homeschooling provides children with a better education than any public or private school ever could. It can be individually customized for each child’s needs. Whether a child has a learning disability or is far ahead of those her age, homeschooling can be tailored to help her achieve success. Homeschooling makes families stronger. Homeschooled children perform better academically than their publicly and privately schooled counterparts. Study after study has shown homeschoolers score higher on standardized tests than those from institutional places of education. Whatever the reasons for the decision to homeschool, the benefits for the child and his family are enormous.

It Is About The Children

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Homeschooling can be individually customized for each child’s needs. In public schools, there has been a push for “mainstreaming” students. What this has really done is to put children with learning disabilities right back into situations for which they are not equipped to deal. If a child has attention problems, the over-crowded and over-stimulating classroom can be a nightmare. Homeschool is the perfect option for him. Not only can the learning environment be tailored for serenity, it affords him freedom that he could never even hope for at public school. Away from the rigidity and noise of the classroom, the child can follow his own schedule. He can practice his spelling words while doing sit-ups. He can recite his multiplication facts as he combs his hair. Imagine what would happen in a class of thirty-five third graders if they all chose to do their assignments not sitting quietly at tables or at their desks.

If a child is considered “gifted” in any way, the same problems … READ MORE ...