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The secret to helping your child if they have learning needs is...

Being supportive, loving, and curious. As parents, it can be hard to navigate the classroom and the school. Below I have listed some tips to help you if you do have a child that is struggling in school with their academics, social skills or mental health.



1. **Open Communication:** Talk to your child about their challenges and listen to their perspective. Understand their concerns and feelings.


2. **Identify the Issue:** Try pinpointing the areas where your child is struggling. Is it a particular subject, organization, study habits, or social interaction?


3. **Meet with Teachers:** Schedule a meeting with their teachers to discuss their performance and get insights into their classroom behavior and progress.


4. **Establish a Routine:** Create a consistent daily routine that includes homework, study, relaxation, and sleep time. The structure can help them manage their time effectively.


5. **Provide a Study Space:** Set up a quiet and organized study area where your child can focus without distractions.


6. **Offer Assistance:** Help with homework and assignments, but encourage them to solve problems independently. Be available for guidance and clarification.


7. **Break Tasks Down:** Teach them to break tasks into smaller, manageable steps. This can reduce feelings of overwhelm.


8. **Use Learning Tools:** Utilize educational resources like tutoring, online learning platforms, or educational apps to reinforce concepts.


9. **Encourage Positive Mindset:** Foster a growth mindset by emphasizing that effort and persistence lead to improvement.


10. **Celebrate Achievements:** Acknowledge and celebrate even small achievements to boost their confidence and motivation.


11. **Support Health:** Ensure they get proper nutrition, exercise, and sufficient sleep. A healthy body supports a healthy mind.


12. **Manage Stress:** Teach them stress management techniques such as deep breathing, mindfulness, or physical activities.


13. **Seek Professional Help:** If struggles persist, consider seeking guidance from teachers, school counselors, or educational specialists.


Remember, every child is unique, and it's essential to tailor your approach to their needs and learning style.

 

As always, I am here to help. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance.

Currently, I am working with parents to help them create a system of balance in the family. I help align the family by examining marriage/divorce, parenting, and self-awareness. I have found that helping create systems in these three family components will be enough to help relieve the family's discomfort and confusion.

If you want to learn more, please reach out at your convenience. You can find me at anastasiaarauz@gmail.com



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