To help your child become an autonomous and resilient learner:
Boost her brain power by limiting her screen time.
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally-recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant and award-winning author. In her book The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which today’s amazing technologies and media are changing how children develop and presenting them with unprecedented opportunities and risks.
One of the most important messages she conveys is that “screen time” actually interferes with learning. Research has conclusively shown that exposure to activity on a screen, whether it be playing video games, browsing the internet, using social media, or watching television, adversely affects a child’s ability to concentrate, focus, understand, and even sleep. In fact, technology has also been shown to interfere with the development of the neural pathways used for reading!
With that in mind, and with the exam period about to begin, consider limiting the time your child spends in front of a screen and encouraging real-life social interactions and learning experiences. This will help create the best conditions for success.