your teen is in a rut, find activities that add spice to learning.

• If she’s reading a novel or play, try to find it on video and watch together. You may even be able to attend a live performance. There’s a good chance of this if your teen is studying Shakespeare, since many towns have theater companies that perform Shakespeare’s works.

• If the subject is history, act out a historic moment. Visit a battlefield. Cook a food of the period in time he is studying.

• If it’s math or scientific theory, put it into practice. Your teen’s teacher may be able to give you some tips on experiments you can try at home that will illustrate what’s going on in the classroom.

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