Another great thing to explore is learning styles. We all learn in different ways and your child might not be being taught in the way that they learn. So looking at, are they visual learners? Do they need to get right in there and try it? Are they better at reading things to themselves? Are they better at listening to what the lesson is versus having to read?
We all learn in different ways, so exploring what your child's learning style is is definitely going to be a helpful thing to do as well as practicing different learning styles, because that's going to start helping them develop the ability to be taught in different ways.
The other thing that we always explore is looking into what their expectations are. For a lot of kids, when it comes to homework, they're expecting that they always have to have the right answer, everything needs to be perfect, and then that also develops resistance because it's just an unrealistic goal.
So explore with them if they feel like it needs to be perfect if they're feeling like they're going to be embarrassed if they get the wrong answer, and essentially just how they feel about what it is that's expected of them. So definitely letting them know that their best is good enough and that we all fail and we all make mistakes and that's normal, that's part of the learning process, I think, is a really helpful factor and starts eliminating some of those underlying causes.
When it comes to homework, resistance teachers play a really big role. We always encourage the parents to reach out to their teachers and really ask them what they're observing in class. This is really going to help us figure out what the why is. Why is there resistance? Why are we struggling?
Another great part about this conversation is you can start talking about what are the other options, recommendations, accommodations, and things that can be done in a school outside of school to really help your child thrive when it comes to their learning.
So once you've had that conversation, you want to make sure that you're checking in with your child's teacher regularly to see, are we noticing progress? What are we noticing or what else is coming up? All of this is really helpful to make sure that we're on the same page and always remembering the teacher has the same goal that you have.
Essentially, we just want everyone to succeed and we want your child's learning experience to be the most positive that it can be, so sometimes it's better to look at recommendations and accommodations and additional supports instead of continuously facing that resistor.
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