After your kids have worked hard to achieve what they want, have them take the time to enjoy it. Give them lots of praise when accomplishing a goal.
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Many students feel the stress of peer pressure and fear of repercussions by the teacher when not wanting to dissect animals in biology classes. These students find cutting up animals to be morally objectionable, yet feel forced to do so. In fact this moral dilemma can cause grades to go way down. Some people do not realize that even though each year, 10 million animals (including frogs, cats, and fetal pigs) are killed and then cut up in classrooms across the country, humane alternatives do exist. Studies have shown that students who use alternatives to dissection perform just as well as, if not better than students who cut up animals. In most states students have the right to refuse to dissect animals if they choose and most do not even realize it. The reality is your student does not have to dissect animals if they do not want to and it is the school’s responsibility to find alternatives for each student.
D. H. from Weston, MA asks, “What is executive function?”
This is a common question that we get asked a lot. As a child’s brain matures, they are able to perform higher level tasks. These high level tasks are referred to as executive function. Think of executive function as the role of a Chief Executive Officer in a company. She or he must analyze what the company needs to have done, develop a plan, identify the order these tasks must be done, make mid-course corrections as needed, and complete the job by the deadline. Someone with executive function problems may have difficulty doing any of the following:
Analyze a task
Plan how to address the task
Organize the steps needed to carry out the task
Develop timelines for completing the task
Adjust or shift these plans as needed
Compete the task in a timely way
Executive function issues in school can be devastating. If your child starts long term assignments at the last minute, loses papers, has loose papers everywhere, forgets to do homework, forgets to hand in completed homework, has difficulty with math word problems, has trouble starting and organizing English writing assignments, or studies for tests at the last minute then there may be executive function issues.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home helps many students with executive function learn how to become successful and attain high grades. Contact us if we can be of any assistance.
Children that get too little sleep from insomnia may suffer from health and academic problems. Over the next several posts, we will give you tips on how to help your child fall asleep.
Teach your children that for all tasks, they must take the time to do it right. Otherwise they will have to take the time to do it all over again. This is especially true when writing essays and showing their work in math problems.
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Kids eyes should be checked yearly. Eye problems like nearsightedness can cause headaches, lack of comprehension, fatigue and loss of focus.
Sports tend to be the main focus of some students. Parents should stress that athletics are great, but schoolwork must be their #1 priority.