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If your child finds something difficult, consider it a good thing!



If your child finds something difficult, consider it a good thing!

In a positive example of disfluency (the subjective feeling of difficulty associated with any mental task), a recent study at Princeton University has shown that students learning new material printed in a difficult-to-read font or typeface were able to recall significantly more than those learning the same material in a font considered easy to read.

It is believed that presenting information in a way that is hard to digest means that a person has to concentrate more, leading to deeper processing and therefore better retrieval afterwards.  Encourage your child to keep trying, the real learning occurs when students are challenged to consider things differently than their brains are used to!


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