“Optimize Your Child’s Summer Schedule: Fun, Learning, and Connection” [Video Replay & Podcast #290]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#290), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on June 11, 2019.
“Do I let my child chill all summer, or do I feed him a steady diet of academics to keep his mind sharp?”
Parents of students with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) are torn as summer approaches and their children are eager to chillax. For the last 10 months, your son or daughter has put in superhuman effort to meet academic expectations and overcome learning challenges, and you don’t want him to lose the progress he’s made. Yet you know in your heart that he needs a break from school-related pressures.
For parents of children with ADHD, summer is a time to recuperate — and to firm up academic soft spots. The trick is striking a balance that doesn’t cause family strife because the middle- and high-school years are a critical time in your relationship. How you choose to spend your summer with your child can have a big impact on your shared “emotional bank account,” as Stephen Covey would say. A parent needs practical strategies that blend opportunities for fun and exploration, academic routines, and time for the family to reconnect.
- The single best thing you can do to make your child’s summer productive and stimulating
- Tips for a simple yet productive academic routine
- The number one factor that will make or break your relationship with your child
- Explore simple ways to infuse “fun” into the school break
- How to support optimal brain development in your child over the summer
- How to shed parent guilt about how others think you should be spending the summer
- Strategies for getting your child organized when back-to-school rolls around
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Meet the Expert Speaker:
Susan Kruger, M.Ed., is a certified learning specialist and former struggling student. She was shocked when she simplified a few study skills in college — and graduated with a 3.9 GPA. Since that time, she’s taught thousands of students how to achieve that same sense of accomplishment and confidence with study skills. Susan is the author of the international best-selling study skills book, SOAR Study Skills, Premier Instructor for The Learning Annex, and developer of the breakthrough model, The Brain Circuit. Microsoft Partners has called her a “Global Expert in Education Innovation.” Her curriculum materials are used by more than 4,500 schools across the country and 40-plus countries worldwide. She’s married to a fellow educator, and she is mom to two dynamic children with “learning disabilities” who are soaring through high school with confidence. Susan is the founder of studyskills.com. | See expert’s full bio »
- This journey is often very heavy and it’s very easy to feel defeated and not recognize the joyful times that can be few and far between. Thank you for highlighting the inclusion of joy!”
- “She was wonderful! I loved hearing about unstructured time. There are so many opinions out there and this was really validating. Thank you!”
- “I loved the way Susan explored the brain in easy to understand terms. Thank you.”
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