What if I told you that most of the “smart” kids aren’t actually gifted from birth? What if I told you that “smartness” or “learning speed” can actually be developed and enhanced in your child?
But first, let’s take a look at how some of the parents are struggling:
“I tried explaining the idea behind the concepts of addition but I feel like it is going through one ear and coming out the other. She seems to be able to repeat it but can’t grasp what it means or apply it. Teaching her feels like a chore and I feel my methods are failing.”
“I don’t want him getting frustrated and shutting down. We love his teacher, but she has said she doesn’t know if she should push him or let him work at his own pace. Sometimes his work is stellar, other times he tires quickly.”
“He’ll answer math problems correctly with us and ten minutes later when his teacher asks, the guessing starts. “
“My child is in first grade. We were working on very simple math homework. 8+2+6=? I asked my kid what 8 plus 2 was. “I don’t know” was the answer I got. Eventually the answer was 96. 53. Then lots of I don’t knows and tears and hyperventilating. I lost my shit. I shouldn’t have and I feel terrible.”
This problem is very real among parents.
But did you notice the common underlying issue in each of those stories?
They are all trying to push their kids to learn math the traditional way — workbooks, tuition, “listen to me and learn” teaching etc.
And if you look even deeper, you’ll realize that…
These kinds of teaching happen because it is assumed that our children are “ready” to learn.
That they’re cognitively ready to absorb knowledge into their brain on the first lesson and will understand the concepts taught to them quickly.
But what happens if we try to “jam” concepts into a brain that’s not ready to absorb information yet?
The stories from earlier will replay itself over and over again:
• “I feel like it is going through one ear and coming out the other”
• “him getting frustrated and shutting down”
• “Then lots of I don’t knows and tears and hyperventilating”
• “her teacher says over and over that she struggles to learn new concepts”
But what if we focused our efforts not on teaching our child math, but instead on developing our child’s mind to grasp concepts quicker and more effectively?
This was exactly what a mother did for her child, Owen.
Owen’s mother decided to work on improving his 5 Brain Abilities (attention, visualisation, logical reasoning, memory and processing speed), which decided how fast Owen could learn and master new concepts.
Throughout the next few years, she watched Owen’s love for math grow day by day. He started to look forward to anything math-related and math became his all-time favourite subject in school.
Owen’s love for math even helped him to win several medals in his school’s math competitions.
And most importantly, Owen started to look forward to every math lesson and was always hungry to master more math concepts.
Better yet, Owen grew fond of coming up with his OWN methods to solving math problems, and his mother absolutely loved watching him think outside the box!
It was proof that Owen truly understood the concepts to the extent where he could play around with other possible solutions… while his peers are struggling to even find the “textbook” answer!
In other words, Owen was playing a completely different game from his peers…
All because Owen’s 5 Brain Abilities were developed and working FOR him and not AGAINST him — like his peers who were “tearing up” when faced with confusing math concepts.
This is a perfect example of how the difference in brain abilities can set children miles ahead from their peers.
Developing the 5 Brain Abilities is something that workbooks, tuitions, and even school — all tend to IGNORE and instead focus more on the “academic” aspect.
But doing so, can be a complete game-changer for your child…