Being a right brain thinker comes with a lot of ideas and mental “noise” that can prevent our kids from getting things done both at home and at school. We need to teach them to quiet their minds and keep things organized both internally and externally in order for them to complete those tasks and feel a sense of calm.
Now that you’ve read in depth about what each side of the brain does well and taken the quiz to figure out which side of the brain is driving your child, let me give you a reference guide to help you keep their strengths in mind in your daily lives.
Right brain creative kids and adults are enormously valuable thinkers, with boundless gifts and abilities, but are highly misunderstood, undervalued and often made to feel like we are less than.To increase understanding on who we are as thinkers and students, I’m doing a 6-month series on what it means to be a right brain thinker.
As 2019 comes to an end, I have compiled a list of our most important posts of the year. Our visual, right-brain thinkers have amazing talents and adapting the way we talk to them and reinforce their learning can make such a difference in their self esteem and success in life.
When faced with an extended period of time off school, it’s exciting to be free from schedules and homework. Fear strikes when you realize no school means no routines and nothing for the kids to do all day. But have no fear! There are ways to make your time off fun, maybe even fruitful. You could even get a bit of mom time in!
Where are the pencils? Why is it that whenever I want a pencil, I can’t find one? This is one of my pet peeves. I want to write a note, draw with a kid or mark on my calendar (yes, I still use a paper calendar). But never can find a pencil when I want one. And it’s my own house!
This year at Halloween my 4 year old grandsons were obsessed with Frankenstein, so when it was grandma time, it was Frankenstein drawing time. This is a really big deal. Drawing him repeatedly, helped them internalize the image, making it part of their permanent visual vocabulary.