Ways by Helene Goldnadel To Help Your Child Get Better Grades

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Parents always want to do what's best for their child, but a lot of times you just don't know what that BEST actually is. You want to teach your child to become independent, but don't want them feeling like they're all alone when they really do need a helping hand.


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Ways by Helene Goldnadel To Help Your Child Get Better Grades Parents always want to do whats best for their child but a lot of times you just dont know what that BEST actually is. You want to teach your child to become independent but dont want them feeling like theyre all alone when they really do need a helping hand. Sometimes you dont even know how you could help them do better in school or get better grades and rather than letting them down you decide to let the natural course of order just do its thing. Its tough being a parent without a question but that doesnt mean you cant be prepared for handling tough situations. As a parent its important to realize that you play an important role in your overall childs success. You wear many different hats and play many different roles in your childs life but to help them do better in school and get better grades youll have to play some of the following roles suggested by Helene Goldnadel a life coach. Be A Role Model Being a role model definitely isnt easy. Your actions and words are constantly being scrutinized. To make this role easier for yourself you should know that its alright not to be perfect. It actually helps you connect with your child even more when they see you making mistakes. However the different between a good mistake and a bad mistake is the realization of the mistake and the correction you make.

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For your child to always see you as being flawless actually puts a lot of pressure on them. They will want to live up to their parents legacy. But even you cant say youre a perfect parent so its best not to portray yourself as being so. Letting your child see your mistakes and how you correct your mistakes actually does 2 very important things. 1 They see that its alright to make a mistake as long as they own up to it and work to correct it. 2 They will focus on HOW you corrected your mistake and how youve become a better person because of it. Doing well in school is all about catching yourself making mistakes learning from your mistakes and using your mistakes as stepping stones to greater heights of success. Another key element of being a role model for your child is showing them how what theyre learning in school applies to your every day life. I know we all could remember a time when we were still in school which made us think "Just what in the world am I going to use this for" Truth is we use what weve learned in school indirectly and directly every day. Math is used for example in everything from shopping for food clothing and essentials down to how early youll need to leave your house in the morning in order to get to work on time. Show your child how you use what theyre learning and youll find that theyll become more interested in their school work. Be A Tutor

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As a parent you often feel like you need to be the disciplinary figure in your childs life. Even though that is true from the moral perspective it doesnt always hold up to being beneficial when helping your child do better in school. Being a tutor or a mentor however is a much better role to play when it comes to your childs school work. Being a tutor or a mentor is all about giving your child a helping hand and actually even sometimes providing the motivation for them to keep doing well. You can help them practice create fun memorization games get really involved in what theyre learning by actually even learning it yourself or teaching them how you learned a particular topic. As a tutor or mentor you should follow along their progress rather than leading their progress but always steer them back to the right path when you see theyre taking the wrong off-ramp or are stalled on the road. Follow up on your childs progress but let them know its OK not to be directly on course all of the time. Give them a little leeway but always track their course and when theyre getting too much off track rally them and get them back on the right road. Be A Resource You are your childs ultimate resource whichever way you look at it. Some children tend to be very independent and thats not necessarily a bad thing but you should cultivate the type of relationship with your child in a way that allows them to be fully comfortable coming to you for help advice or even just a talk. Doing things with your children is sometimes all you need to do in order to achieve this. I know most parents give their children chores to do around the house in order to give them a sense of responsibility. Chores however are perfect moments when you could have the time to talk to your child. Do a chore with them every so often talk to them find out whats on their mind but dont push

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too hard. No one likes being questioned or interrogated. Instead to have them open up to you you might try telling them whats on your mind or asking for their opinion. Youd be surprised at just how smart your child really is. A young persons mind is very resourceful. Opening up channels of communicate will give your child the sense that they could go to you as their resource when they need it. One of the worst feelings is the sense that you have to carry everything on your own shoulders. Its important that your child knows theyre not alone. Its not easy to balance this role but you should definitely work on it and youll make progress in no time at all. The best way I could describe this is as follow - Hold up your childs world but without them seeing you do so. Know Your Childs Teacher This is definitely important theres more weight being put on this idea than the others mentioned above. Your childs teacher is extremely important to your childs learning experience. However knowing your childs teacher isnt the answer to all of your questions or concerns. If you were to only focus on this idea and not the others the learning mechanism wont do too well. But if you were to make sure the other elements are working properly then knowing your childs teacher is the icing on the cake. Your child knows their teacher in a certain light but you could get to know their teacher in a totally more complete light. Talking to your childs teacher and finding out what they think your child has trouble with and what they think your child is really good at will allow you to improvise your game plan to help your child excel even further. Knowing your childs teacher will also help you

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understand what they want your child to focus on in school and what they think are the most important topics. You want to be clear to your childs teacher that youd like to work WITH THEM in order to help your child excel. Often times teachers get the sense that the parent is always accusing them or blaming them for their childs pitfalls. Rather than making them feel incompetent try making them a team player and letting them know that youre there to do whatever you have to in order for your child to do better in school. Its certainly not easy playing all these different roles but in time and with perseverance youll notice that these roles are actually a lot of fun to play. Youll see the fruits of your actions ripen right before your eyes and youll have the ultimate sense of achievement when your child starts seeing their grades and learning experience improve.

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