Introduction: Tag! You're It!
Section I: Questions Parents Ask
Your Child Can Learn
Why, Then, Do Children Struggle to Learn?
Chapter 1: How Can I Help if I Don't Understand It?
What to Do when You Don't Know How
How to Help
Chapter 2: How Can He Learn with the Radio Blaring?
The Silence Myth
The Art of Negotiation
The Research on Music
The Truth Beyond the Music
The Life Tool: Theater of the Mind
Chapter 3: To Friend or Not to Friend?
Make Homework Time Enjoyable
Remember that Talking Is Learning
Studying Together Reinforces a Commitment to Learning
Studying with Friends Involves More Senses
Chapter 4: She Doesn't Remember from One Day to the Next
Physical Problems Related to Learning
Emotional Problems Related to Learning
Spiritual Problems Related to Learning
Intellectual Problems Related to Learning
Work the Circle
Chapter 5: I've Told Him a Dozen Times!
Learn about Our Marvelous Brain
Start at Their Point of Strength
Use Their Natural Intelligence
Don't Talk - Involve
Work for Content Mastery
Chapter 6: She Could Dawdle All Day
The Phlegmatic Personality: Concept-Oriented
How to Spur Your Phlegmatic Children to Action
Chapter 7: He Can't Sit Still Long Enough to Study
The Sanguine Personality: Process - Oriented
How to Help Sanguine Children Achieve
Chapter 8: He Spends Hours on Homework
The Melancholy Personality: Detail - Oriented
How to Help Melancholy Children
How Much Time Is Too Much Time?
Chapter 9: She Does It Her Way... if She Wants To
The Choleric Personality: Goal - Oriented
How to Help Choleric Children
Chapter 10: The Dilemma of the Working Parent
Do Away with Guilt
Assess Your Situation
Chapter 11: How to Help Your Children Memorize
Logical or Spontaneous?
Thinker or Experimenter?
Work for Content Mastery
Memory Tools for the Logical Learner
Memory Tools for the Abstract Learner
Memorizing Play Lines
Chapter 12: How to Drill for a Spelling Test
Auditory or Kinesthetic?
Visual or Tactile?
But She Still Fails the Test
Chapter 13: How to Maintain an Assignment Sheet and Notebook
Studying from Notes
Making Notebooks Interesting
Chapter 14: How to Take Notes
Why Take Notes?
Before Taking Notes...
Note-Taking Strategies Using Pictures
Note-Taking Techniques Using Language
Chapter 15: How to Improve Reading Comprehension
Learning to Read
Steps to Comprehension
Reading to Learn
Effective Comprehension Strategies
Dealing with Problems
Chapter 16: How to Study for Tests
Ask the Questions
Essay Test Techniques
Reducing Test Anxiety
General Test Preparation Strategies
Chapter 17: How to Develop Lifelong Learners
Lifelong Learners Are Made by Example
Lifelong Learners Are Made by Encouraging Creativity and Effort
Lifelong Learners Are Motivated from Within
Lifelong Learners Are Decision Makers
Lifelong Learners Achieve Success
Lifelong Learners Pursue Their Dream
Lifelong Learners Assume Responsibility
Section III: Responding to Common Student Complaints
Your Child Wants to Learn
Chapter 18: It's Boring, Boring, Boring!
Use Active Learning Strategies
Find the Real Issue
Chapter 19: I Study But Fail the Test
Tell Them They're Smart
Build Their Self-Esteem
Remember to "Work the Circle"
Help with Test Anxiety
Remember "Divide and Conquer"
Chapter 20: I Understood It in Class
Ask the "What Happened" Questions
Try Doing the Problem Yourself
Remind Them of Their Successes
Chapter 21: I Can Never Learn It--Never!
Deal with Their Emotional Commitment to Failure
Get Them Through the Crisis
Remember: You're the Leader
Use the Learning Principles
Chapter 22: I Don't Have Any Homework
What to Do
Managing Power Struggles
Chapter 23: Where to Find Help
The Medical Community
The Psychological Community
One More Thing
Begin with the End in Mind