I am a divorced/separated parent or a parent who travels constantly. I don’t always see my child on a daily basis. How can I use Challenge your Child skills? How can I help my child learn?
As mentioned previously, despite times of separation, Challenge your Child skills can help you have a daily or frequent educational dialogue by phone, Facetime, or other platforms. In this book, there are several examples for children of all ages to serve as a guideline for discussions. As you begin your daily conversations, you might have 2-3 Open-ended questions ready to go, focusing on your child’s age level and area of academic focus. The Follow-up questions you create will come naturally based on your discussion and will add to your child’s depth of knowledge. Repetition, if needed can follow over several discussions. If you do this, you will learn more detail about the academic challenges your child is focused on currently, and you can be a great resource to help. You will find your conversations last longer and have more depth. You might also find that your child begins to view you as a resource who can help with academic challenges and aid in improving performance. You will enjoy a very positive and rewarding feeling about your contributions to your child’s academic growth despite being separated for periods of time. It is a wonderful feeling when you are actively involved in helping your child to learn.