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LearningRx – Brain Training – One-on-One Brain Training Company Reviews Tips to Relieve Homework Stress

LearningRx – Brain Training – One-on-One Brain Training Company Reviews Tips to Relieve Homework Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month

LearningRx – Brain Training – One-on-One Brain Training Company Reviews Tips to Relieve Homework Stress

In a nod to April being Stress Awareness Month, one-on-one brain training company LearningRx is sharing tips to help parents relieve the stress of nightly homework. After all, for kids with learning struggles, the burden of understanding homework is as much the parents’ pain as it is the child’s.

  1. Do a quick self-check. Before helping your child with his or her homework, take a quick self-check. Are you tired? Hungry? Frustrated about something that happened earlier in your day? If so, take a few minutes to eat a snack, catch a power nap, or do whatever you need to do to decompress.
  2. Have what you need on hand. Homework takes a significant time commitment as it is. Don’t add to that time by having to spend an hour looking for the ruler, or having to drop everything and run to the store for poster board.
  3. Practice familiar cues. Some kids thrive on routine, and you can create fun habits that can help your child’s brain take familiar paths to settling down and being productive.
  4. Exercise physically before studying.See what happens if you insist he or she plays outside for an hour before starting homework. Studies show that physical exercise improves thinking and concentration in the long run and immediately, as well.
  5. Eat brain-healthy snacks. Think good fats, lean protein and complex carbs. Good fats can be found in omega-3 oils from fish, nuts, seeds and dark leafy greens. Lean protein can be found in raw almonds, baked chicken and organic plain yogurt with fresh fruit. Complex carbs can be found in whole grain tortillas, brown rice and sweet potatoes.

For children with learning struggles, weak cognitive skills are at the root of the problem more than 90% of the time. Consider taking your child in for a brain skills assessment to learn which skills—such as auditory and visual processing, attention, logic & reasoning, memory or processing speed—are weak. The results can help determine a customized plan for personal brain training that can target and train those weak skills to make learning easier.

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