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ERIC Number: EJ1212546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reigniting Your Child's Passion for Learning: A Team Approach to Educating Your Child
Alexander, Lori
Parenting for High Potential, v8 n1 p2-5 Mar 2019
Perhaps as a toddler, your high-potential child was constantly engaged in her surroundings, absorbing information and making unexpected and exciting connections. When she reached school age, she was likely excited to spend all day, every day learning. Then, reality hit. Teachers spent the entire day teaching other students to stand safely in line, sit properly on the rug, recite the alphabet, and focus on numbers 1 through 20. Meanwhile, your child read almost everything in sight, did math problems mentally, and volunteered to be the teacher's helper. Years later, it may be a struggle to get your child to school. What can you now do to reignite your high-potential child's love of learning or prevent her spark of curiosity from being stifled? First, know that you and your child are not alone. Everyone needs a support system, including your child, your child's teacher, and you. Working as a team may bring back that love of learning. In order for parents to better understand school from the child's perspective and find areas where they can work with the teacher to improve the child's learning experience, this article offers a list of questions parents can ask their child. Suggestions for problem solving with your child's teacher are also provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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