The Shutdown Learner

The important role fathers have in their children’s education, coming up next on The Parent Report.

Dad’s and Kids Education

There’s a lot of research that shows children who have dads who care and get involved with their education do better in school. But when a child is having a tough time in school and even failing courses and tests, sometimes the best thing a father can do to help is to lighten up. Richard Selznick, author of The Shutdown Learner says having a little fun one-on-one time with Dad can do a child a lot of good.

“I think Dads can often play a role in doing non-academic activities such as building something together, a project, helping around the house, going for a hike, anything like that that can be a little bit more encouraging and supportive that doesn’t involve the confrontation of school and yelling and all of that.  So if you can change the atmosphere a bit with your child, I think that they would find that really helpful.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Richard Selznick author of The Shutdown Learner. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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