Parents as Advocates
In a test heavy education system, more and more children are underachieving, feeling lost and misunderstood. Schools are focused on teaching left-brain auditory learners and our right-brain visual kids are not getting what they need to succeed. My book, Being Visual, helps parents better understand their visual tactile child and shares specifics strategies to increase their success in school.
What are you doing to prepare your child for this new year and the new challenges that come with it? You’re helping your child get ready for a new classroom and a new teacher, you may be wondering what else you can do to prepare him or her for a successful school year.
Our grandson went to first grade in a very ‘desirable’ school. Unlike some other schools in the area, they still had art, music, library and gym class. Turns out the school and the district were very test score, worksheet, drill, drill, drill focused and, it was a hard year for everyone involved. When he moved the next year, I prayed he’d get a teacher that understood him. A teacher with a heart to help him feel safe and teach him in ways he could learn. Thankfully, we got that teacher and so much more.
Young Rembrandts classes can help children who may have difficulty in traditional classroom settings by allowing them to participate without the pressures of socializing and giving them steps to follow. Look at the positive impact Young Rembrandts classes have had on this student with an autism spectrum disorder as written by his instructors.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the change I’ve seen in my grandson since computer time had increased. He had what we all thought were healthy boundaries and he could be creative in the games he was playing. But even with those considerations, he was becoming more and more obsessed with the characters and the games.