Children learn best without pressure, playfully and by the way. But there are big differences in learning behaviour. Some children simply do better than others at school, even though they are not smarter or more determined.

Learning without pressure

With relatively little effort and the targeted use of their learning energy, they manage a fairly high level of performance. Real secrets or even sorcery are not in play. Some children simply resist pressure better than others. Highly sensitive students have a harder time facing the demands.

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Learning techniques and learning methods make sense – don’t print

Some children simply manage to separate themselves better. Through the use of optimal learning techniques and the knowledge of their own learning structure, they succeed in absorbing a lot of information in a short time and remembering it permanently. They don’t waste time tormenting themselves with boring vocabulary, but resort directly to a learning methodthat suits them. They also know good strategies when capturing texts, which they quickly achieve. Class work and tests do not frighten them because they adhere to a well-thought-out preparation plan. The positive results may seem mysterious, but they are achievable for every child.

Learning without pressure – eliminate the six causes of learning stress

If your child can’t concentrate on learning, develop anxiety, or act as blocked, there may be several reasons. It is not always directly the required benefits or the expectations of the parents that trigger the pressure. In the background, other influences often “sleep” that prevent your child from learning.

1. Comparison with other
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I’m good as I am!

The physical appearance puts children under pressure from the age of 4. Appearances such as weight, height, hairstyle, clothing or individual features such as glasses become more and more important with age until the end of puberty. Hardly any child can escape the fashion and behavioural trends. If you don’t fit into the picture or don’t want to fit in, you have a hard time. This often also affects learning and performance.

Tip: Show your child their individual strengths. Support his talents and look for positive feedback, regardless of trends.

2. Class work, tests, exams

Announced exams increase the pressure enormously, because as in crime fiction, the time is running out when learning is still possible. What increases the tension in the book also works in school. So it’s no wonder that as your exam date approaches, your child becomes more restless and tense. This can affect, for example, eating or sleeping behavior.

Tip: Always prepare exams in the long term, create a plan with your child (e.g. 4 days plan from grade 3) that clearly shows how much your child has already learned and what is stillmissing.

3. Grading of one’s own performance

Grades can put a lot of pressure on your child, especially if they are worse than expected. Grading often does not evaluate your child’s effort, i.e. how much they have learned, but “only” the output. Once your child has the sobering experience of getting a bad grade despite their learning effort, this can lead to anxiety of learning. Learning without pressure is becoming more and more difficult.

Tip: Take grades for importance, for example, don’t reward them with money. Praise your child’s efforts in learning, not the result.

4. Negative learning conditions

Learning conditions are not always ideal for children. For example, if a sibling causes distraction, there is strong competition among siblings, regular meals are missing, or sleep problems persist, this can have a negative impact. Learning without pressure requires a trouble-free environment.

Tip: Ask exactly what bothers your child. Step by step, you can then turn off these interference factors.

5. Lack of relaxation time, homemade computer stress
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Scheduled afternoons with strenuous hobbies or addiction-like playing behavior on the computer/console can lead to time pressure. If your child does not get sufficient rest periods, they will not be able to regenerate. This has a negative impact on learning behaviour.

Tip: Restrict leisure activities, but let your child decide which hobby they are saying goodbye to. If the learning behavior does not improve, talk to the pediatrician to eliminate a medical cause.

6. Excessive expectations of the family make learning without pressure impossible

Not all children are suitable for high school. In primary school, children can still compensate for a lot by just hard-work, in high school this will soon be no longer possible. The fear of failure or of one’s own non-being can paralyze an overwhelmed child.

Tip: Please check your child’s performance and your own expectations. Also ask trusted friends and relatives for their assessment, because everyone is a bit “business-blind”.