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Parenting with Less Stress- An Update on Doggie Boy

Doggie boy with Ah Ma
Doggie boy with Ah Ma

 

It’s the June holidays and we are currently half way through the  month long vacations. The kids are enjoying themselves with  outings and play dates.  Studying has taken a back seat to play this month.

As the kids soak in the sun and have a blast this Summer here is an update on how Doggie boy has progressed so far using the  5-Part learning method.

For the recent Semester One examinations Doggie boy achieved the following results.

English- 76.3/100

Chinese- 63.1/100

Mathematics -85/100

His results are  not as impressive as Monkey boy but it was certain a great achievement on his part.  He has managed to maintain his grades even though the school work this year is more difficult then last year as he is in Primary 2 now.

(If you are wondering ,and I know that you are,  here are Monkey boy’s results for SA1)

English- 88/100

Chinese- 80/100

Mathematics- 95/100

Science – 91/100

Using the 5 part learning method Doggie boy was able to retain more information for each subject which was tested in the exams.  I guess that it will take quite a while and lots more effort on both his and my part to get him used to this new way of learning.

He needs to learn things in chunks and there has to be breaks in between for him to stretch and move around.

It is normal for kids to need to move around  while learning. They are not robots and cannot be expected to sit still and absorb. This is especially the case for Doggie boy as he a very textile person.

Breaking up learning into bit’s and pieces and constant revision has helped him in the understanding of the subject matter.  I will continue using this method and tweak it further to assist him in his learning journey.

 

 

 

Post in this series

– Parenting with Less Stress ( An Introduction)

– Teaching Kids about coping with the fear of Failure (Part 1)

– Teaching Kids about coping with the fear of Failure (Part 2)

– Encouraging a Struggling Learner (Part 1)

– Encouraging a Struggling Learner (Part 2)

-Dealing with a Strong Willed Child (Part 1)

– Dealing with a Strong Willed Child( Part 2)

– An Update on Monkey Boy

An Update on Doggie boy

 

 

Parenting with Less Stress- An Update on Monkey Boy

Monkey boy posing for the camera
Monkey boy posing for the camera

It has been nearly two months since I started doing  positive affirmations with Monkey boy.  Since then he has had a slight improvement in his attitude towards his fear of failure.

He is now more willing to try out new things and spend a bit more time internalizing the information which he has been given before attempting of solving the problem at hand. He knows that he has to give in an attempt before he is able to say that he “has tried”.

Monkey boy doesn’t kick up so much of a fuss as before as he knows first hand how trying does help him and with practice he will be able to complete the task at hand and excelled in it.

In the recent SA1 maths exam he overcame his fear of having to draw models for the problem sums section and even manged to get full marks for that section.  Monkey boy achieved 95/100 for the paper.

He also understood the reason why I have been stressing on the importance to draw models for problem sums. Without the drawing it would be nearly impossible for him to see the flow in the sum and correctly answer the 5-6 step sum and be awarded full marks for them.

It is all in the mind. If  you think that you can do it  you WILL be able to do it. It has to do with being positive and also the law of attraction.

Sometimes due to laziness or unwilling to try one would have the notion of failure even before it happens. This would in fact make the failure happen and you certainly would achieve a Fail in the event as you have given up without trying.

I am glad that Monkey boy is slowly removing this notion of impending failure  from his perspective and working on giving everything a shot.  He is taking baby steps and progressing.

Monkey boy  still has issues with being consistent  and can be really rebellious at times.  Besides tackling his fear of  failure he does goes through an array feelings and changes that are typical for children his age.

I still need a lot of patience and wit to tackle the challenges that he directs my way.

In the next post in this series I will do a follow up on Doggie boy’s and his learning progress.

 

Post in this series

– Parenting with Less Stress ( An Introduction)

– Teaching Kids about coping with the fear of Failure (Part 1)

– Teaching Kids about coping with the fear of Failure (Part 2)

– Encouraging a Struggling Learner (Part 1)

– Encouraging a Struggling Learner (Part 2)

-Dealing with a Strong Willed Child (Part 1)

– Dealing with a Strong Willed Child( Part 2)