3 Tips for Teaching Your Child New Skills
Make sure you’re setting your kid up for success. When kids are trying something new, there’s an initial phase that involves lots of discouragement. But we don’t want our kids to give up and feel defeated. So give your child the opportunity to learn in a controlled environment that involves lots of feedback that encourages them to keep going - that they will get better.
Perfect practice makes perfect. Quantity is not as important as quality. Make sure each rep is performed correctly, rather than focusing on the total number of reps completed.
Practice skills in a real-world setting. Once your child has had the opportunity to practice in a controlled environment, give him the chance to take his newly-learned skills to the real world. This encourages your child to be independent and confident in the new skills he is acquiring.
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