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My Child Is Not Scoring Well In School. Why?

Is your child struggling in his studies?

Is he fearful of a certain subject and more resistant to learning or practising it?

Perhaps it could be due to a previous bad grade or a very strict teacher. Or perhaps there has been a big jump in the difficulty level and that is causing a roadblock.  

When children display negative attitudes towards learning, it is important for us to put on an investigator’s hat and find out what is causing this negativity. We should also play an active role in supervising their studies and providing emotional support.

You can start by asking these questions:

#1 What is your child’s learning style?

Many parents think they know their child’s learning style just by casual observation, but there’s usually more than meets the eye.  

There are three broad categories of learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Visual learners need to see it before they can learn it. They are great at visualising, tend to be observant and may notice minute details in their surroundings.

Auditory learners process information best by hearing. They tend to be good at listening in class and following verbal directions. They also enjoy discussing ideas and are able to process complex questions by talking out loud.

Kinesthetic learners require movement to learn. They like to bounce, swing their legs, and may have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time. They have excellent “physical” memory and are often gifted in sports.

Knowing your child’s learning style is the first step towards helping them harness their strengths in learning.

#2 Is your child resilient in learning?

Think about your own life. Does learning ever stop?

No, we are all learning new things every day.   

But it’s easy to lose focus and steam when we find a topic boring or irrelevant. Does this apply to your child too?

#3 Is your child memorising information?

As a parent, do you still remember the chunks of text and formulas you used to memorise in school? If you are asked to recall any data now that you memorised, would you be able to do it?

Chances are, probably not, unless you are actually using the information in your daily life.

How to develop your child’s champion mind

To develop your child’s mind, MindChamps has some suggestions on how you can work with your child: 

How MindChamps can help

How parents can reinforce at home

Uplift the child mindset and leverage on it to stay focused.

We will help your child understand that failure is the key to success and it does not define you.

We will unlock your child’s mind through reflections, values and activities so that they will be aware of their skillsets and learn to use them to get closer to their goals.

Example
If your child has scored 60 marks for his exam paper, what will your child be thinking?

Is it:
“Maybe I’m just not good with that subject.”

Or

“Great! Now what I know what I am capable of, how do I work to achieve the remaining 40 marks for the exam.”

Instead of asking what the child has learned, try asking them to reflect on one good thing they learned in class today.

Is your child able to tell you confidently?

•    I Can

•    I Am

•    I Believe

•    I Have

 

If not, empower them with such positive language and statements to uplift their mindset and inspire a can-do spirit.

 

 

How to develop your child’s learning mind

How MindChamps can help

How parents can reinforce at home

Move from chaos to order

To help children cope with the massive load of new information (especially for Primary 3 kids who are just starting to learn science), we will support them with techniques on how to translate data into meaningful concepts, so that they can actively learn and apply the new information.

Consider if drilling and pure memorisation is good for your child in the long run. Ask yourself if you can still recall the things that you memorised in school.

 

 

How to develop your child’s creative mind 

How MindChamps can help

How parents can reinforce at home

We empower children to go beyond their creativity by looking deeper into their imagination while connecting different ideas and perspectives.

We use various techniques and discussions to bring children out of their comfort zone and allow them to think outside the box.

Instead of giving your child solutions all the time, try asking them more questions, and giving them time to come up with their own solutions.

The Thinking Cap Programme (for Primary 3 – 6) has helped countless children embrace themselves and to develop the right mindset to allow them to strive for success!

To find out more about a programme like MindChamps Thinking Cap or to book a complimentary Learning Strength Evaluation with MindChamps, please email enrichmentenquiries@mindchamps.org.

Website: http://tcp.mindchamps.com/

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