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 can rewind and playback the training, this will suit their style much more effectively.

Also remember to assist them as much as possible in areas outside of knowledge intake. Look after their diet by not feeding them unnecessary ingredients such as preservatives, which can be hidden in many foods such as bread. Do not give them too much sugar, as it will cause spikes and troughs to their energy levels. If you expect them to do some study, then do not over feed them as they will become lethargic after a big meal. Instead, it is much better to provide them with steady smaller meals spread throughout the day. This will also allow their minds to take a break and relax every couple of hours.

Children need interaction. And this does not mean interacting with just a PC. If you need to teach them responsibility, then a pet which they maintain is a good way to showing them these skills. A dog can assist the child when they are studying, by helping them to relax and almost forcing them to go for walks, which is important for their overall health and relaxation. This will not only remove the pressures that … 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 can occur. If public education maintains that all children should participate in their studies as large groups and not as individuals, then there is no room for exceptional children. If a bright child is forced to conform to the learning needs of the majority, they will not reach their own potential. Often they will finish their work well ahead of the other students and due to boredom, become disruptive and then are labeled “troublemakers.” Homeschooling is perfect for these children. For a child who likes to be challenged, a customized setting allows them more positive learning experiences.

Homeschooling makes families stronger. Many people comment on the negative changes that have come about in our society. Crime rates have risen. Some say that this country’s citizens do not seem to care about each other as much as they did in ages past. With the advent of the computer age, this is quickly becoming a society that avoids personal interactions. This is the perfect time to get back to strengthening the most important of all relationships. Whatever an individual’s personal opinion is on the state of the nation, there is usually one point where most come together: The relationship between a child … READ MORE ...