Learning Doesn’t Stop After School: How You Can Supplement Your Child’s Education When They Have Challenges to Their Learning.

nakataconsultingParenting is hard, but parenting a child with unique challenges comes with its own set of considerations and difficulties, particularly when it comes to education. This article offers some tips on what you can do to help your child succeed at school.

Set Up a Structured At-Home Classroom 

When your child gets home from school, they usually have some type of assignment for the next day. Having a structured classroom setting at home with minimal distractions will help your child focus better on their homework. This means doing homework at a designated desk, and not the kitchen table.

One-on-One Time and Attention

By simply setting aside time to spend with your child after school, whether it’s doing homework or just reflecting on the day, you can help them succeed. While this is the goal, sometimes you may not have the time. If that’s the case for you, try investing in a private tutor to spend some time with your child after school to help them with their homework. This one-on-one session will help your child relax and work through their homework problems, something they might not have the opportunity to do in the chaos of their school classroom setting.

Meet Your Child’s Teachers

As we stated at the beginning, sometimes an unprepared educator can negatively impact your child’s learning process. Meeting with your child’s teacher and explaining their strengths and weaknesses and humanizing them will help build the bridges between home & school for your child.

Do Your Research 

No one knows your child better than you do. Doing your research on how best to structure your child’s before-and-after-school routines can help set them up for success at the beginning of the day, and help them unwind at the end of it.  Spare time & free time, as well as time to play are all important tools to expand your child’s learning.  Finding those opportunities can be difficult & that is where we are here to help.  We want to help families access and find the resources they need to build the networks and provide the opportunities for your child to learn both inside & outside of school.