Q: Won’t my child outgrow his or her learning struggle?
A: Not necessarily. Children and teens who struggle do so for a reason, and the reason is often weak cognitive skills. As your child is maturing, weak cognitive skills don’t necessarily catch up (which is why adults can struggle with learning, memory, or attention, too). Perhaps a better question is, while your child is struggling, how are those struggles impacting his or her self-image? Confidence? Love of learning? Whatever stage of education or life your child is in, it’s never too soon to take action to work on weak cognitive skills.
Q: I have to drag my child kicking and screaming to tutoring sessions and it’s exhausting. Will brain training be as painful—for both of us?
A: At LearningRx, our mental workouts consist of challenging, interactive games. Does training feel hard at times? Absolutely. Does it feel like school, tutoring, or homework? Absolutely not. Of course, we can’t guarantee how your child will react, but we hear over and over from parents how much their kids love coming to training. When a child is struggling, there are plenty of experiences to dread in school and life. We don’t want brain training to be one of them.
Q: What if the brain training exercises are too hard? Will my child be able to keep up?
A: At some point, we guarantee the exercises will be too hard. But not so hard that, with a little effort and some encouraging coaching, they can’t be done. And there’s nothing we love more than the look on the face of a kid who just accomplished something that, five minutes earlier, he believed with all his heart he couldn’t do. Our trainers are experts at taking kids (and adults) to the edge of their comfort zones…and beyond. Confidence isn’t found on this side of the comfort boundary, and that makes finding it all the sweeter.