One of the problems with raising children and the number one question that parents ask themselves and that they are constantly confused about is: “How can I best prepare my child for the next grade?” When you ask a child to prepare for a new level of education, they tend to take on a kind of realism and physicality which can get in the way of their ability to learn. This is because as soon as a child begins to get anxious about something they begin to get focused on and it affects their ability to see the world clearly. This also tends to make them feel “scared” and make them less likely to learn in a clear and rational manner.
That’s not to say that the child does not have any ability to learn in this scenario, only that it becomes more difficult to do so. If the child feels scared, then that will definitely cause them to lose focus and retain less information from a lesson. Unfortunately this “scared” attitude also gives rise to over-reasoning and being argumentative which then leads to counterproductive behavior.
Be aware that if your child has been exposed to threats and violence they will likely retain very little information. They will become very defensive and be very cautious and very alert. They will also be hyperactive and overprotective which can really affect their ability to learn and retain.
To help a child deal with this situation, you need to ask them a logical question like “Tell me about the threat or situation you felt scared about in your mind? How did you overcome it?”
You need to use what we call “working memory” or working with your short-term memory to build up your physical presence. If your child hears about a threat to someone else and they’re afraid of being attacked, then they’re likely to hold onto the fear longer than usual, but they will likely remember that they were scared about the attack for a certain amount of time. This is fine and will help them handle the situation.
Working memory can also be used to get your child to remember what they need to do to build up their physical presence in the classroom. You can ask them questions and get them to work on their short-term memory, it doesn’t matter if it’s the math or fractions. You have to be very persistent with it so that you have some sense of control and if your child doesn’t come up with the right answer you can always stop and find the answers for them.
Make sure that you are consistent with the principles you teach your child and this includes teaching them in one subject at a time until they are ready to move onto another one. After a while you can introduce them to separate subjects so that they can build up their understanding of different parts of the curriculum. Eventually you will reach the point where they can work on everything in the curriculum at once.
One thing that you can do is find Radical Exponents worksheets that will help you deal with situations like these. These will help you prepare your child for a new level of education and you will be able to instruct them in the way that they should think and act so that they will do well in a classroom environment.