Understanding your kids’ learning styles can be a great help for life, both for you and your kids.
The common belief that there is one way of learning is really far from the truth. There are many ways to learn and each way has its advantages and disadvantages.
A kid who is allowed to learn in their preferred way will perform far better than a kid who is forced to learn in some other way, because his mother or father learn that way, because most kids learn that way or because his teacher prefers to teach that way.
To find out your kids’ learning style, ask them about the subjects they like at school, why they like them and what it is that makes it easy for them to learn it. Kids usually know the best way for them to learn intuitively, without being able to explain it. Help them by asking them questions.
Find out how you learn and ask other people about their ways to learn. A good way to discover about others is by finding out their strategies to remember things: making notes, drawing pictures, saying things out loud, repeating things to themselves, even just hearing things being said.
Think about yourself before a test. How did you study? Talking to other people about learning styles will help you accept your kids’ learning styles.
Together with you kids, come up with 3 or 4 strategies they find useful when learning and help them implement those strategies.