Myths and misconceptions swirl around Waldorf education, an almost-century-old style of schooling born in Germany. Here’s the straight story on Waldorf schools. Parents of Waldorf students know the quizzical expressions and curious inquiries well. “Waldorf? Isn’t that the school without textbooks or computers?” “Do kids just draw and paint all day?” “Can your kids read yet?”
Traditional schools can be too challenging for some young energetic boys: sitting still for long periods, being quiet, doing lots of worksheets... the typical classroom may not be the ideal learning environment for our sons, especially in the early grades. With that in mind, we don’t need to replicate a ‘regular’ school when home schooling boys. We need to harness the incredible energy of our boys and channel it in a way that makes learning fun. Try these top 10 ways to engage your sons’ minds and help them want to learn:
Of the various subjects children learn in school, math can be a challenge for some kids. It can cause your student to dodge their homework or ask for too much of your help with it. Is your child bound to have problems in math forever? Not necessarily. However, if this sounds too familiar to you, here are a few tips for you to keep in mind and use to help your child.
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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