NOTE: This episode will be most valuable if an adult and child listen together and maybe even listen in sections and then pause to discuss!
AHHH! Is schoolwork a challenge to complete? Do tests feel impossible to study for? If so, you are not alone! In this episode you will meet fellow mama, Julie Catalano, of two ADHD boys, who shares with us her journey and discovery of how her kids learn different and ways to help them in their unique way of learning and retaining information. We talk about the power of partnership between a trusted adult and child, as well as dive into a few fun ways to make studying feel less stressful and more successful!
Here are a few take away points...
1. Connect and collaborate so that it's a team effort to find what strategies work best!
2. Break assignments, study cards, or any sort of work into bite-size, manageable pieces (This needs to be customized to the needs of your child!) When we feel overwhelmed, we shut down.
3. Think in colors! Buy multi-colored post-its, highlighters, or colored pencils to stimulate the brain and sort out important info in a colorful way.
4. Take brain breaks! We did not specifically cover this, but it is super important to get moving in between study times (every 10 min.)
Become a scientist as you try one tool at a time as an experiment! Figure out if it works, and if not, make ONE change and try something new!
Julie is an Engineer and has a passion for science and math, but an even bigger passion for find what works best for her boys amazingly unique minds! You can find her at www.studytoolsbyjules.com
You can contact me through www.katelynmabry.com if you and your child would like to share your ADHD journey on a future podcast. You can also find my book for kids called "Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD!" Please message me if you'd like a personalized copy sent!