Monday, December 29, 2014
Tokens make rewards for learning tangible
Children with learning disabilities respond well to incentives, say experts. Give points or tokens when your child does what’s expected. Take them away when she doesn’t. Let her trade the tokens for play time or prizes. This works best when the rewards are something she really wants. And don’t make it too difficult to earn them, or your child may end up feeling defeated.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
As you think about your New Year’s resolutions, consider this parent pledge: “I promise to supervise homework and talk about school. I will accept my child for who he is and tell him I love him. I will read with or to my child every day. I will read something I enjoy to relax and set an example. I expect to make mistakes, but I will never let a day go by without reminding myself that I am a capable human being.”