How can you help your child succeed in school? Whether they are in the classroom, homeschool, or doing a little bit of both, how can you best support them and help them to grow up owning their own learning, stay teachable, and eager to “figure something out if they don’t know it”?
You Can Help Your Child Succeed in School
In this conversation, Stephanie Sewell helps us understand what it means to own our own learning and what that looks like for our children. She’ll share how we can cultivate in our children an eagerness to figure something out if they don’t know it.
She’ll share that how we learn plays a big role in how we feel about ourselves and our abilities especially when we were young and how we carry that into adulthood.
We talk about passing our own learning challenges on to our children in what we say and how we respond when our children struggle.
And she’ll share how we can create a safe and helpful learning environment for our children so that they understand that it’s OK to make mistakes. That it’s OK to try something and decide it’s not for them. We can give them the permission to leave the learning opportunity and come back to it when they are ready.
Stephanie Sewell is an independent education consultant in Quebec, Canada who helps students and parents take ownership of their education by choosing an education path that is best for them. This could be in school, home school, or something in between. The goal is self-directed learning so that the student is engaged, happy and confident in all areas of life not just school.
It’s all in this episode of the Renewed Mama Podcast. Enjoy!
Leave a comment and let Stephanie and I know what one take away you received from this conversation. Did you learn something about yourself and how you learned as a child? Will you take time to step back and consider how your child learns? How can you support them in a way that’s right for them? If you’re stuck and don’t know how, reach out to Stephanie Sewell. She’ll help you put together a learning strategy that will empower your children just like the two highschoolers she shared about.
I bless you, Mama as you help your children succeed in school. Be sure to join Stephanie’s Unschooling School Online Cafés. Follow along here with the Renewed Mama Podcast where you’ll be surrounded by other moms who care about helping their children succeed in school in the way that’s best for them!