A a parent of a gifted learner, you know the problems involved in finding ‘just right’ units of study for each subject area. And you also know that gifted children are not necessarily gifted in every subject area. Choosing the proper materials for each subject can be a daunting task. In addition, some gifted children lag behind in other developmental areas such as social skills, emotional maturity, and even physical skills. It can be challenging to select the proper curriculum to meet your child’s specific needs.
STEAM has grown in popularity in recent years as a way to educate children for the 21st century. STEAM programs have been adopted in many schools, and the future will include STEAM-related jobs. Foster a love of STEAM at home with these fun and easy ideas.
One of the biggest frustrations parents face is getting their child motivated to learn. Whether it’s mastering multiplication, learning a language, or sticking with the soccer team despite riding the bench most of the season, it can be difficult to get your kid to embrace learning. A child’s reluctance to venture into unfamiliar territory is understandable - learning something new can be frustrating and failure can be discouraging or, worse, embarrassing. However, you can take steps to boost your child’s eagerness to face new challenges.
As a parent, it is frustrating to see your child struggle academically and lose their self-confidence. Maybe a tutor is the answer - someone suited to help your child achieve better grades and assist in rebuilding their self-esteem. Once you decide to seek help, finding the tutor and/or tutoring facility with the right qualifications to fit your child’s exact needs may prove to be a challenge. But with some practical advice and tips, you will be able to help your child overcome their struggles with a successful tutoring experience.
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