Transfer of Learning: What Is It And Why Is It So Important

Transfer of Learning: What Is It And Why Is It So Important

Screens are everywhere. In 2015, 83% of all 18 to 49 year olds in the US –the age group most likely to have young children –owned a smartphone. It’s kind of clear that screens have become a daily reality, and at lernin, we want to make sure kids use them wisely. But kids are kids, and wisdom comes with age. So it’s us –parents –who need to make sure the time our kids spend in front of the screen is useful. How? Continue reading “Transfer of Learning: What Is It And Why Is It So Important”

Low Grades: What to Do When Your Child Does Poorly at School

Low Grades: What to Do When Your Child Does Poorly at School, from lernin blog

Ideally, parenting would be super easy and every child would be driven, focused and would have a deep love for study. In reality, kids are not always like that, there are some unicorns, sure, but it’s not the most usual thing.

And, as parents, our first response when (or “if”) our child comes home with low grades, might be getting mad, punishing them or restricting their social activities. However, a study carried out by the University of Michigan has just proved this sort of approach actually just makes things worse. In this study, researchers asked the parents of 500 children what they would do if their kid got home with low grades. They sorted the parents’ responses into two categories: punitive and proactive. Continue reading “Low Grades: What to Do When Your Child Does Poorly at School”

22 Weird Things Kids Do that We Did But Don’t Understand Now

Weird habits kids have that we had to, lernin blog

Sometimes our kids do stuff we just don’t understand. But hey, just a friendly reminder that we were kids too, and we totally did the same gross/weird things back in the days. We might feel very civilised now, but this wasn’t always the case. So we hope you enjoy this trip back in time list of weird things kids do that you find gross now but you totally did too. Continue reading “22 Weird Things Kids Do that We Did But Don’t Understand Now”