When your child has learning and attention issues, it can seem like you spend a lot of time talking about challenges. But building on your child’s strengths is just as important when it comes to helping him succeed.
What are your child’s strengths? Here’s a list to help identify them.
When your child has learning and attention issues, you may sometimes be so focused on what your child needs to improve that it can be hard to see his strengths. Here’s a cool—and crafty!—way to identify your child’s many strengths and connect them in a paper chain, or a “strengths chain.”
Self-esteem comes from working hard toward a goal and feeling good about it. So while it’s important to praise your child, it’s even more meaningful if he learns to appreciate his own effort and its result. What you say—and how you say it—can help your child develop this ability to self-praise. Here are some suggestions.
Whether it’s probing a child’s understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
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