member-of-the-week-gold-star

The “Pretend to Care” Technique: Case Study Success

Update:  This is a real note we just got from our son’s teacher after doing the “pretend to care” technique described in this post. Here is the important text: “Hi Nicole, C did great on his quiz today. I’m so proud of him. It appears he’s stepping up his game after our conference. I thought you would…

Continue Reading →

mickSoccer

How to Develop Natural Talent: A Case Study

We focus on practice here at Study Hacks because practice is so amazingly effective. Practicing makes people more talented. The effort and repetition involved with practice are the foundation of talent. Many people believe talent is you are born with – that talent is something that cannot be taught. This is wrong.Talent is mostly the result…

Continue Reading →

tree

The Single Most Damaging Mistake Every Loving Parent Inflicts On Their Kids

“You are smart!” I’ve said it to my kids thousands of times over the years. And it’s terrible, awful parenting. Really, it is. Telling kids they are good, or smart, or talented is a surefire way to decrease their motivation and reduce future performance. One of the most common parenting mistakes is to think they…

Continue Reading →

Normal Boys in Class

80% of “Not Great” Students Have This One Unsolvable Problem – But They Can Still Be Great Students

Are you the parent of a student having problems like this in school? Getting Bs and Cs when you know they are easily capable of As Does not begin major assignments until too late Sometimes doesn’t hand in the homework they completed so they lower their grade Minor behavior problems in school, like talking too…

Continue Reading →

They should have had him write "I can always greatly change how smart I am"

How to Learn Sumthing Even if you are Stupid

“I am stupid.” Are these heartbreaking words something you’ve heard before from your kid? Some of the most heartbreaking words a parent can hear from their kid are “I am stupid.” How can you respond to these word without sounding like a dope yourself? Just saying “No you are not stupid” is closer to a playground taunt than…

Continue Reading →

study smart learning system exam

Tips to Support Your Kids’s Efforts

The economy is tough these days and kids know it, no matter what economic background they come from. They are constantly reminded at school and at home. It’s hard for parents not to nag at kids constantly to work hard and study and do well so they can get into a good college and get…

Continue Reading →