Fear of failure is intimidating – for us, and especially so for our children. The mere thought of our little ones struggling, feeling frustrated, or succumbing to feelings of defeat often sends us, as parents, into a protective frenzy. Yet, it’s essential to hold back that instinct to shelter them
The feeling of despair that accompanies a child’s poor report card is far from pleasant, evoking a tumult of emotions ranging from disappointment to profound concern. However, it’s important to be mindful of how we, as parents, respond, since our reactions can greatly impact the child. Our responses can either
Dealing with math problems can be a challenging task for most children. Countless worksheets filled with numbers, complex formulas, meticulous calculations, can often result in them making errors. While mistakes are a part of learning, too many careless mistakes could impact a child’s confidence and performance. This article aims to
Some students excel in school quite easily, scoring high on tests without requiring additional tutoring or assistance. On the other hand, some students struggle in school, barely passing tests despite receiving extensive tutoring. This difference is not necessarily because the first group is smarter than the second. Rather, the distinction
Before the pandemic, we used to operate a brick-and-mortar learning centre in Toronto. Students would patiently wait for their lessons in the designated waiting area. I couldn’t help but notice that an increasing number of students were absorbed in their smartphones as opposed to engaging in conversation with one another.
You are seated at your desk, sweating profusely, anxiously waiting for the test to begin. As the invigilator distributes the test papers, you can only envision yourself being unable to answer any of the questions. The thought of failing the test looms over you like a dark cloud, weighing heavily
One of the more frequent questions I received from parents concerned how to help their child improve focus. Many were worried about their child’s inability to concentrate; the child could only study for a brief period before becoming restless or succumbing to distractions. Lack of focus is a common problem.
Effective note-taking is an essential skill for high school and university students. It enables them to actively engage with lectures, retain information, and prepare for exams. Having studied science-intensive subjects at the University of Toronto where every lecture was fast paced, I can confidently say that possessing effective note-taking skills
In today’s fast-paced world, students are continually looking for ways to optimize their learning and concentration while studying. One hotly debated method is listening to music while studying – but does it genuinely help? While some individuals claim that music helps them focus and learn more proficiently, others argue that