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How to get my 8 year old interested in school?

How to get my 8 year old to focus on her school work and stop being so playful.She tends to be more needy than others in the sense that she needs to always be shown love and affection.She is more interested in what is happening around her than in her class.She is very talkative in school and tends to loose focus very easily from her teacher and school work.She prefer watching cartoons than reading a book or doing anything educational.She is a very playful child and seems to lack the concept of being responsible.She also likes to argue with her older sister for things that she knows she should take responsibility for.
In Topics: Learning styles and differences, Motivation and achievement at school
> 60 days ago

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Allyn Anderson
May 16, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

According to a notable learning theorist, Howard Gardner, your child might have an "intrapersonal" learning style. Learn more about Gardner's theory at this site: http://www.tecweb.org/styles/gardner.html
Each child has his/her own innate style. This is part of the reason that being a parent or teacher can be so challenging.

I've attached two sites that will give you more information and even provides a quiz on learning styles. However, talking with your child's teacher and school counselor will also yield some insight. If tension continues at home, consider meeting with a child psychologist who can help you address the sibling issues and give you some strategies for addressing homework completion. Good luck as you continue your search for more information and help.
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