Overcrowded classrooms, staff shortages, social media, exam stress and many other pressures are piling up for all children, and for some the pile is toppling and real harm is being done to their mental health.
Have you ever wondered why it is that many children can play video games for hours on end, but they can’t seem to concentrate or focus at school even for a minute? As parents there is perhaps nothing more important than teaching your children how to be in control of their own attention. Without the willpower to control their attention, they are at the mercy of external influences. With it, they are the masters of their own destinies.
Research shows again and again that support from parents at home from an early age is a key determiner of academic success, but what happens if things go wrong and your child resists help at home? Here are a few tips, distilled from over 15 years’ experience working with children who’ve lost confidence.