Suppose your teen is studying chemistry. Of course, he wants to do the problems the teacher assigned right away. Instead, have him find a problem that the teacher solved in class. Have him copy it onto a fresh sheet of paper. Then have him close his book and put away his notes.
Can he solve the problem by himself? Probably not. And believe it or not, that’s good news. Because now your teen needs to work through the sample problem again.
He may need to check his notes or read the book. But he’ll know what steps to follow and why. Then he can do homework. Over time, he’ll see how one day’s learning builds on what he learned the day before. And that will lead to success.
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