This summer we're sharing a collection of Tips that we feel are deserving of a second look. Our hope is that you'll find a few useful gems you may have missed along the way that you can bookmark for the fall. Enjoy!
If you find yourself thinking "My child is [x] years old, he should be able to do that by now," remember that your child may not have developed the appropriate skills just yet. It's important to stay realistic about what your child can and cannot do. Keep in mind the idea, "If he could, he would." That is — if your child were capable, he would certainly like to accomplish every goal on his list. However, many of the skills your child needs to accomplish various tasks are developmental and may not be in his repertoire just yet. And that's okay! It’s important to recognize where your child is developmentally, and seek out appropriate resources to help him succeed at his own unique age and stage.
Learn more about executive function skills and how to best support your child via the Engaging Minds Blog.
The Engaging Minds Difference
Engaging Minds offers a unique approach to traditional tutoring: we teach students how to learn and provide them with academic skills and strategies they need to succeed over the long-term. In addition to providing support in writing, reading comprehension, and problem-solving, we focus on teaching the increasingly important executive function skills (organization, prioritization, initiation of tasks, time management, planning, goal-setting) and guide students to become independent and self-confident learners. With these fundamental skills in place, students are better able to effectively approach, manage and complete nightly homework assignments, and are better poised to achieve their full potential.