I remember overhearing this conversation between Catie and Jianna when they were in 2nd and 1st grade. Catie was 6 years old and Jianna was 5.
Catie : What’s your favorite subject?
Jianna : I like reading and language. It’s easy and fun.
Catie : Easy is boring. I like AP and Math. Hard is fun. You don’t learn anything if it’s easy.
Catie said it like it was the most normal thing any 6-year old would say. As far as I can remember, we have been raising both of them in the same way. We could not have changed anything so quickly with them being only a year and a month apart. So I was surprised to hear Catie speak about challenges the way she did, especially when my thoughts resonated more with Jianna’s.
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If you teach your children at home, or tutor them after school, then this might be useful advise for you. I know how frustrating tutoring can be. I’ve exchanged stories with a couple of mom friends who have decided to leave that job to the professional tutors- for fear of straining their relationship with their children.
I’m not proud to say that I’ve turned into monster mom myself while teaching my kids. Learning how to make it easier for both me and my girls has encouraged me to find out more about how people learn.
We all have different learning styles. Learning styles are basically a preferred way of learning. Whether you like to read out loud or sing it out, some learn with pictures and some learn with words. There are different ways each of us receive and remember information.Read More »
Married for over 11 years, we have found a way to creatively grow together as a couple. More than just traveling together, we’ve added learning together to help us continuously grow. After all, how we think can determine who we are.
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