Having worked with children and teens in and out of school for over 40 years, Dr. Carol Francis is fully aware that all children and teens learn differently, study differently, think differently. (DrCarolFrancis@gmail.com or 310-543-1824)
So don’t try to compare your child or teen with yourself or with your other children. Instead find your child’s and teen’s unique ways of learning, thinking and studying and help your child and teen stay true to their own uniqueness while they go through school’s many hoops toward success.
Self-Esteem and Schooling
If your child’s learning styles match the style of teaching they receive at school, you and your child will have an easier time developing study skills. Their ability to match he structure of their school allows for easy transitions with early study skills, foundational knowledge and self-esteem that will assist them throughout their life.
However, if your child’s style of learning differs from the style of teaching, your child’s self-esteem, skills and knowledge will be hampered.
Therefore, as a parent, teacher, or guardian, go to the effort to discover how your child learns. See if your child’s style matches the instructional style and materials. You are your child’s most important advocate.
Styles of Learning and Studying
Over 40 years, Dr. Carol Francis has developed many methods of discovering a student’s
style of learning. Dr. Carol Francis has also developed many ways to help parents, students and teachers adjust their homework and test preparation efforts to the many ways of learning. For a brief free phone consultation, call 310-543-1824, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or schedule an appointment to learn more and begin adapting to your child’s or teen’s style of learning.
Here are a few examples of complicated learning styles:
- Rarely do you remember what you read.
- You become nervous and forgetful during tests.
- Maybe you lose focus while reading, falling asleep or distractible.
- You can hears thoughts and ideas in your head but cannot see something and understand it well.
- You remember what you see in photos, videos and labs, but can not recall anything from a teacher’s lecture.
- While reading, you might hear the words in your head which slows you down.
- You can only remember something if you write it down and say it out loud while memorizing.
- You can build and repair anything once shown, but you can’t explain anything you’ve done.
- You can explain something you read but you can’t do anything with your hands.
- You remember better when you have music playing while you study, but when its quiet, you are distracted by your own boredom.
So you might be an auditory or visual or kinesthetic learner or a combination learner. You might need to understand the art of tenacity, perseverance, repetition, rehearsal and the arch of your learning curve.
Whether you have teens or children having school troubles, test anxiety, or severe difficulties with homework or learning, it will be helpful to your child and you to understand their dominate and sub-dominate forms of learning. Knowing these primary and secondary learning skills will help them with memorization, concentration, comprehension, analytic thinking, test taking, reading and other school and life skills. DrCarolFrancis.com, 310-543-1824
(For more on learning styles of children, call Dr. Francis @ 310-543-1824)
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