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Parents Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

As you know from my study book, I am a big supporter of identifying a student’s learning style so you learn HOW to learn. If you don’t know what learning styles are, just answer these questions:

  • Are you frustrated with your child’s low grades or lack of motivation?
  • Is your home life stressful due to homework hassles and poor report cards?
  • Have you tried absolutely everything to help your child get higher grades?
  • Do you have a bright child who seems to know information, then forgets it during the test?
  • Are you truly serious about doing something different to help your child succeed?

If You Answered “YES!” then keep reading to find out how you can help raise your child’s grades just in time for the very next report card…

I promise your situation is not unique. What you also need to know is that your child’s situation is NOT hopeless.

The problem is that children who suffer from learning challenges have been mis-lead with the 4 biggest myths by well-meaning teachers, other parents and even some learning authorities.

Here are the 4 biggest myths about learning that will never get you the results you want:

  1. The first is that you must teach TO your child’s preferred learning style, because schools who teach TO every child’s learning style produce better results. (This statement is so misleading that a recent article in the Washington Post said the theory of teaching to multiple intelligences was just that – a theory, and not working in the real world at all). More about this later…
  2. The second is that kids with low grades are lazy and unmotivated and simply do not take tests well.
  3. The third is kids who cannot sit still and pay attention are most likely to have attention deficit disorders of some kind.  ADD or ADHD can very often be something else in disguise.
  4. The fourth is that some kids who struggle in school simply don’t like to read, or spell, or do math, etc. (This is one of the worst.  It’s only when children constantly experience failure that they don’t want to read or do their schoolwork).

The plain truth is, kids love to learn when they are successful.

But sometimes, they just don’t know how to “win the school game” because no one has taken the time to show them “HOW TO LEARN”.

Think about it. Every day, your child is given assignments and told what to learn. This is like a baseball coach giving a player a written test to see if he or she can make the team. No one is showing your child “how to learn”. You can’t just tell a child, “learn this for the test” and then if they don’t do well, blame them.

Wouldn’t you agree that it’s crazy to think you’ll get different results if you keep doing the same thing over and over again?

That’s why you need to do something different… That’s where this learning toolkit comes in.

Click on the hyperlink -> to help your child get better grades in school.