When kids struggle with homework comprehension

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When a child says, "I don't understand." I want to make a differentiation between a child who truly having some learning problems, which is a small percentage a child will come to the parent with that complaint. Most of the time, a child will is perfectly capable, but is taking a shortcut. At that particular time, when a child says, "I don't understand anything about the homework." I want you to take a look and back down to the lowest level of where a child can function. For example, can you read the directions? A child can generally read the directions. Do you know what each of these words mean? A child, generally can give you those meanings. At each step, you are saying, "Wonderful. You really do know more than you thought that you knew." By the time, you have gone through a couple of those little sentences, your child is ready to work independently. The what becomes very important is, after a child is finished, you go back and say, "You thought that was really hard. It was scary and you thought you couldn't do it. You took your time, you settled down, and look what you accomplished all by yourself."

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Lee Hausner, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Author

Dr. Lee Hausner is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, business consultant and family wealth advisor. She served as the senior psychologist for the Beverly Hills Unified School District for 19 years. She is currently the Senior Managing Director for First Foundation Advisors. An acknowledged expert on psychological issues involving wealth and wealth transfer, she was a presenter at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, and is a frequent participant at the high wealth/private client conferences for major financial institutions. She is a frequent guest on national radio and television and a quoted expert in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Times, Forbes, Fortune, Privilege, Town and Country and Worth Magazine.

Dr. Hausner is the co-author with Doug Freeman of A Founder's Guide to the Family Foundation, published by the Council on Foundations and is the author of the seminal work regarding wealth and the family; Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families. In addition, Dr. Hausner incorporated her unique six-step transition model for succession in family business in the critically acclaimed family business resource book Hats Off to You 2: Balancing Roles and Creating Success in Family Business, of which she was a co-author.

Dr. Hausner is a graduate of Northwestern University (BA, Psychology), San Francisco State University (MA, Psychology), and Kensington University (PhD, Psychology).

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