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Try letting the child be the teacher and the parent be the student. Through role play and role reversal, the child reveals what he or she knows but isn't put on the spot to have to be the one to provide all the answers rather the child can be led to observing how the parent seeks to find the answers. The parent can...
Start off by choosing an assignment the child is supposed to accomplish.
1. Raise a hand to ask questions (Let the child be the authority)
2. Ask simple question the child can answer (build child confidence)
3. Demonstrate out loud the thinking process (role model study skills)
4. Do a few of the problems of the assignment on a separate piece of paper (walk through the process)
Then switch roles and let the child redo and finish the assignment with the parent as the teacher.