NLP for children is not concerned with one-size-fits all; rather it is deals with finding flexible strategies to suit individual children and their various needs.
All children absorb information from their surroundings like blotting paper absorbs ink from the moment they are born.
Unfortunately, instead of being encouraged to soar, there comes a time when that natural learning curve is stunted.
NLP for children means finding an effective strategy
You can help your child by finding an effective strategy to meet that child’s needs. If the child does not respond well to formal education, find out what the child’s true values are.
For example, if he is spending hours and hours playing computer games and virtually no time doing homework, it is not because he is suffering from attention deficit disorder (ADHD); it is because playing computer games is much higher on his hierarchy of values than homework.
In those circumstances, it is necessary to find a strategy that will link homework to the computer skills that have already been acquired and are enjoyed.
The way to get children to learn willingly is to give them encouragement and confidence in themselves; chastisement and telling them they are “no good” or “thick” didn’t ever spur a child to greater achievements.
If the child appears to be a slow learner, look instead to the teacher to see what alternative methods are being tried.
Let us consider spelling as an example. As far as I know, there isn’t a right or a wrong way to learn to spell. Different people learn in different ways. How were you taught to spell?
Were you, like me, given a list of words and told to take them away and learn how to spell them by tomorrow or next week?
Consider that for a moment. Where exactly is the teaching in this method? Certainly in the English language, phonetics doesn’t help – even the word “phonetics” doesn’t start with an “f”.