To help your child become an autonomous and resilient learner:
Slow down and simplify your home environment.
Our lives today are very busy and very programmed. And, on top of everything we have going on in our own lives, we face a constant barrage of information about the world from the internet and media.
In their book entitled Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross explain how creating a calm home environment with predictable routines helps children learn and flourish.
You can start by pairing back the number of extra-curricular activities your child does, helping him establish a predictable schedule and routine, and limiting unnecessary stimulation around the house, like television, radio and internet. This will help your child be relaxed and focused and will put him in a better frame of mind for learning.