Parents as Advocates
After-school programming is essential for the survival of our current, innovative, technology driven society. We need to encourage those out of the box thinkers in our schools to continue to develop those skills and help our linear process thinkers embrace their creative sides.
We have been busy this month addressing many things such as how to Get Your Child to Be a Math Whiz and How Doing Nothing at Home Prepares Your Child for Testing. We’ve made a list of creative activities for kids and found 10 Great Math Apps for your elementary student. If you missed something feel free to check it out now.
Standardized testing is serious business at school. So what do you, as a parent, do to prepare your child? What do you do to make sure he takes this seriously and scores well? What if you don’t like this whole idea of standardized tests? What then? What do you tell your child?
Are you worried that your child might have dyslexia? Does your child have terrible, illegible handwriting? Are you looking for some ways to advocate for your child at school? Are you having some reservations about the upcoming standardized testing? Do you need a few ideas for things to do with the kids? This past month we have given answers for all of these questions and more.
Supporting, enhancing and enriching your visual child’s experience at school comes down to you. In episode 4, I cover 5 Ways to Become a Powerful Parent Advocate, the essential steps to guide your visual child to success.
The right side of your brain is in a panic. It broke into a cold sweat just thinking about taking a test. The right side hates multiple choice, short answer, true false questions and essays. It’s completely contrary to the way the right side of the brain works.
So you have this great kid. He’s dynamic, smart, fun, curious, creative, and you love the way his mind works! Then he goes to school and they’re not seeing the same things you are. You hear he’s not paying attention. Not applying himself. Not keeping up. Not behaving. Then you hear – maybe it’s ADD ?