How to help your child brainstorm their thoughts with a BulletMap on a Sunday night.
We all want our children to have peace, but dyslexia can amplify the amount of thoughts and ideas in a child and lead to confusion and anxiety. They often don't even know they are anxious about something because it's hidden by a blizzard of random thoughts. It can mean they look like their avoiding things. Inside they can feel lazy, when actually they are just frozen by a form of 'analysis paralysis'. There's no need for a child to stay confused and overwhelmed. There's a simple habit I'd like to show you that will bring great relief to you both.
As a dyslexic I feel like this everyday. Sometimes many times in a day. I run a complex business. Which is why I use simple thinking tools like brainstorming with a mind map. In my case a BulletMap. I've taught hundreds of children and parents to do it. This little habit we nicknamed the "SundayMap" because often Sunday is the best day to do it. Children absolutely love it once they start. Some parents say it's the single most useful thing they have learn't for Dyslexia, (after learning to read with phonics).
The process is simple. On one sheet of paper you:
1. Bullet Point every thought in random order
2. Sort the keywords into a mind map
3. Write down what the next best thing to do is.
This process will take you 45 min to learn with your child. Once you know it, you can plan the week and defuse Sunday Night Stress bombs in 15 min.
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You will bring your child to a place of peaceful focus and avoid the pointless repeating cycle of nagging and overwhelming thoughts. Instead, write it down! :)
Transform those moments of overwhelm from feeling powerless to help your child in their confusion to becoming a hero to them for helping them do what they couldn't. It works. Its free. Please try it.
Darius is an Edupreneur, MD of Bulletmap Studio. Passionate about helping Dyslexic Teenagers, and parents, get through High School with their confidence intact. His company produces engaging Mindmap explainer videos. He is senior Tutor of the first Mindmapping course for Dyslexic Teenagers.