I Hate School: How to Help Your Child Love Learning

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The brain will keep isolated, unrelated input as potential prememories or future memory links, for about 24 hours, so if they come for help, or even read the chapter themselves later, they will have at least a slight positive response when they feel they have seen the work or formula somewhere before. Yes, students can get a bit stressed over all the daily worksheets, busywork seemingly , and tests. But, there has to be some method for determining student progress. Furthermore, it does prepare them for the business world, which seems similar in method.

True, but maybe if we as a society changed in some of the ways prescribed in this article and other material put out by its author, we would have more "free thinkers" and within a generation, the new breed of young adults - products of a better educational process, will be the ones in the business world! But of course that means we are the ones who have to do the heavy lifting and be the non-conformists - home schooling, fighting the public and even many of the private schools, governmental agencies, etc With most couples now both working, is this even remotely possible?

It's a potentially great article - I would love to share it on my social networks. I can easily forgive one or two errors, but after that it's just embarrassing.

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Thank you for pointing out the errors. I hope I got most of them. You did the right thing letting me know. Keep igniting, Judy. How do I get my kindergartener over the negative thoughts of school? He doesn't want to go and doesn't want to learn.

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How do I get over this obstacle? I am a recovering gifted student! And I have a child with DD and autism, so that has helped me to be less neurotic about grades and testing. My other child, however, has simply never enjoyed school. She is s straight-A, high-test-scoring kid with zero behavior issues, so as I am taking her out of the school to opt for homeschool, everyone is scratching their head and telling me how I'm making the biggest mistake. I agree so much with the first part of your article detailing the issues with our current public education system and it's worse now several years later ; however, your conclusion seemed very far-fetched to someone who is already doing so much of the trying to make the information relevant.

It just doesn't work that way. She is burnt out by the time she gets home, and she just wants to decompress, not figure out why the info they covered in school is meaningful. I am just not ready to lose my bright, curious, empathetic child completely to the ravages of modern education. Common core seems to be another nail in the coffin of teaching.


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I guess if more parent opt out, especially the parents of the kids they want in their stats, someone somewhere might eventually get the message. Hi Dr. I have been teaching Developmental Psych I really enjoyed reading your articles!! I am laughing to myself as I am reading your wonderful advice to parents about the polar opposite approach as presented in the dreadful Amy Chua article I use with my students to stimulate conversation about learning!

We live in Ventura I still teach one class in Child Devt.

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It would be nice to chat with you sometime if you have a minute. Shoot me an email if you find time. Sincerely, Nancy Loman hope this was the right venue for contact. Ever changing curriculum. My 8 year old is a product of a school system where the curriculum has changed every year since he started pre-K. In changing the curriculum year to year, he has "learned" a different way to add and subtract each year and as a result he is getting lost. Add to the ever changing curriculum, his teachers each year don't seem to know what methods last year's teachers taught and therefore don't know what my son does and doesn't know.

I get told each year that he isn't paying attention and seems lost. Guess what? He probably is! Quit changing the curriculum and teach the skills these children need to be able to succeed. Bonus - our state is changing its standardized testing again this year.

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So here we go with yet another "curriculum" to supposedly better equip the pupils for that test. My student along with many others and being left behind as a result of this insanity. But, instead of recognizing the constant changes as root cause of it, he is dubbed lazy or inattentive and reprimanded for not paying attention. The repeated reprimands have created a near hatred for school. He's a bright boy and remarkably does great on standardized testing, but he's frustrated and so am I.

Any suggestions for how we can cope with the lunacy and attempt to foster a love for learning? So much of your article made sense to me Currently a sophomore, she suffers with test anxiety and depression.

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Her anxiety became so serious last year, she was self-mutilating. After a long road and several months of therapy, she's no longer physically destructive, but the mental anxiety remains. I was talking with her last night as she sat tearfully struggling to prepare for her upcoming PSAT test which apparently covers a lot of material that hasn't even been taught yet when out of her mouth comes "I can't focus in class and retain stuff that isn't interesting to important to me" along with "I won't use algebra in the future or need to know historical facts to live my life". Her low scores on the PSAT together with the amount of questions on content she had no idea how to do, left her in tears saying she's stupid and she'll never be able to learn it, especially in comparison to her friends, who all have multiple AP classes.

Even though she is constantly reminded not to compare herself to anyone else, I am empathetic because she tries so hard with discouraging results. I too, would feel deflated. She's really a great kid from a middle-class family, who doesn't whine about helping around the house, she's a cheerleader who is also involved in theater.

How do you respond when your daughter tells you she hates school - that every morning she is a "ball of stress" about having to go to school?? Just because of 2 classes?? I was looking forward to your article providing some guidance.

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But I'm still at a loss and would appreciate any useful suggestions. Please email Dr. Judy Willis at jwillisneuro aol. No matter what I have tried nothing works. My granddaughter is homeschooled and she just will not stay awake during her online classes. And refuses to do any offline work only the classwork done online with the class.


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I am just a learning coach because her mother's health is poor right now so I am filling in. I don't know what else to do. You'll find free links with suggestions for parents and caregivers through my website under publications at RADTeach. The case for home learning has always been there. Perhaps its enforcement might lead parents to assume more responsibility. I am one of the rare adults who actually remember being in school. I did not like it.

I did not know anybody that did I was not popular, but I played sports and had decent grades so I knew a wide variety of people, including being friends with the valedictorian. Why do adults act like they enjoyed school besides the part where they socialize with friends? These are the same adults that now "love" their job. However, when I ask why they don't do their job for free on the weekend, they look at me like I am crazy I thought you "loved" it?

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