50 Ways to Increase your Child's Learning

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Highlight What's Right.
Help your child feel proud of his work. Have him circle or check items completed he feels best about. For those children who are never satisfied and don't feel good about their accomplishments, accepting the fact that no one is perfect is important.
Highlight What's Right   
For example, rather than repeatedly erasing each handwriting attempt in frustration, have the child underline his best attempt.

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Get The Facts.
At the beginning of the year, ward off repeated statements about 'no homework' by getting the facts about homework and test schedules from your child's teacher. Provide a small assignment book in which your child can record each night's assignment. To eliminate 'I forget,' first reward your child for simply bringing home a record of the assignment. Next, reward completion of the task with a logical consequence like television or game time.
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Accentuate The Positive.
When you check your child's homework, point out what's right first: "Wow, you got 10 problems correct!" Then suggest the child take another look at the problems 'in the last row'. By helping your child to be a better detective he will learn to take responsibility for his own work.

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Talk With The Teacher.
Homework should reinforce the day's learning, not frustrate the learner. If your child is spending hours on assignments that should only take a few minutes or has great difficulty with a certain subject, talk to the child's teacher. Frustration breeds dislike and turns off a child to learning.

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