3 Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Shine
July is Make a Difference to a Child Month. The month raises awareness about the vulnerability any child in the world can face if they do not have the right person in their lives to guide them. LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), the largest personal brain training company in the world, is offering three tips to help parents create ways for their children to shine with self-confidence. They include:
1. Remind them of past successes.
Highlighting past successes doesn’t have to mean just verbally reminding a child that they did something well. It could include framing a photo of their best dance recital, placing awards or trophies in a place of prominence, placing an announcement in the newspaper or family newsletter, or asking them to mentor a younger child on the piano.
You can also “brag” to family members or friends within earshot of your child, (“I was so proud of Michelle. She scored two points in her basketball game!”) or encourage a child just for attempting something new (even if they didn’t excel at it). Some parents may disagree with the idea of giving out “participation awards,” but in the case of a shy child or teen, just trying something new can be a very big deal.
2. Find opportunities for new successes.
Look for opportunities to help your child soar at whatever he/she does. Once your child hits a major milestone (such as completing an essay and entering it into a contest), be sure to praise his/her effort rather than the final result. In the case of the essay, for example, you could share the piece with friends and family and ask them to send complimentary responses or post the piece on social media or personal blog.
3. Get to the root of the problem.
Some children have low self-esteem due to slower (not lower) performance. LearningRx sees all types of kids going through brain-training programs—from children with ADHD and dyslexia to teens who want to increase their cognitive skills to perform better on university prep tests. One of the most reported changes from parents is their child’s increased self-esteem. Visit www.LearningRx.com to learn more.
LearningRx-Richmond Hill is the first LearningRx Centre in Canada. LearningRx is the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world. Their training programs are delivered through more than 200 locations in North America and in 48 countries around the globe (as BrainRx®). LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. In addition to their in-Center training programs that partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over digital brain games—the company also offers online training through real-time videoconferencing. This virtual delivery method allows clients to train from the comfort of their own home while still receiving the benefits of one-on-one brain training with a personal brain trainer. LearningRx's pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been subjected to peer-review in more than a dozen scientific journals. To learn more visit https://www.learningrx.com