what are the ways to help our children reach their potentials,esp. in school.

Philippines
February 22, 2007 1:42am CST
how can we help them reach their full potential in school? i don't want to put too much pressure to my kid,i just want to know how i can be of help to her in terms of her studies.
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2 responses
22 Feb 07
I think you need to encourage them when they show enthusisam for subjects, by talking about it and getting books about the subject from the library or looking it up on the internet. I read to my girls every night and my eldest reads to me for about 15 mins a day and does a maths or english workbook for 15 mins a day as well, after she has finished her homework. I think it is important to work with them at this young age, as this is when their brains are most open to new ideas.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 07
do you think it is ok to start as young as 4 years old?i waqnted to instill in her the discipline of studying hard.
@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Make learning fun! It is a natural part of growing and learning can be so much fun. A chalkboard was used in our home and all sorts of symbols of our life is quite fun to draw and have them to draw them too. Encourage all attempts. Also I played word games with vowels even when they were little during diaper changing. Cooking can be a source of learning numbers and fractions and even chemistry. Grocery shopping is a chance to learn about prices and counting and other things as they get older. Books should be prominent in the home and trips to the library are a grand way to keep them fresh and exciting. It is quality time with your kids and making memories in the process. Good luck with this.
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
yeahi do counting with my kids at the grocery store,lol!think of all the items they would count,haha!i can see my son's potential as early as 2 years of age,he is very eager to learn so i read books with him.:)yesterday,i felt proud knowing my daughter joined in a math quiz contest with her other classmates and she qualified as 2nd.although when it came to the final round,shedidn'tmake it still, it was very much ok since she,as the youngest in class made it that far.
@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
23 Feb 07
So glad that you doing these things. Just remember to be a relaxed Mom and things will progress. Be there for them and you will do fine!! Thakns for responding to me.
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
kids grow so fast and i want to be a part of her in everyway that i can.plus, its fun playing and learning at the same time.gives me more time with them.