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When your child is growing and learning, their education is probably not their top priority. Friends and hobbies tend to come first. So, it’s up to you to support them in every way you can.
Encourage Extra Study Time
Kids are made to work hard at school, but it’s also important that they are encouraged to work and study hard at home too. The home is the place in which most of the studying and revising for exams is done. So, it’s then very important to make sure that your child does this.
Your child’s teachers have no control over how much study your son or daughter does outside of the home, so the responsibility then falls to you. If they are refusing to study, then you should think of new ways to help them. How you do this will depend on your child and how old they are. You might be able to incentivize extra study, for example, or make the learning process more fun by employing various methods.
One such way is online resources. They make learning an enjoyable and fulfilling task. Study.com’s catalog of all online courses incorporates different learning materials that allow students to learn what they want at their own pace which is awesome.
Hire a Tutor for Them
For students that are struggling a lot, it can help to hire a tutor who can help them along. This is something that your child might not be terribly enthusiastic about, but home tutors can really help. Having someone that can explain complicated issues to your child on a one to one basis makes a real difference.
They can do that extra work that most school teachers don’t have time to offer to each individual child. Yes, it will cost you a little extra money, but it’s one of those things that is more than worth it in the long-term.
Give them the Books They Need
These days, there are so many books that older students need to buy in order to pass an exam. A lot of poorer students have to do without these texts when studying. This is a huge problem for them, and it can cause them to not achieve their full potential.
So, you should make sure that your child has access to all the books and texts they need to succeed. You can speak to their teacher and ask them for a reading list. They will be more than happy to provide a list of the essential books. If you can buy them, then they will have a much better chance of succeeding.
As a bonus, a lot of texts nowadays have online copies that can be easily accessed from a computer or tablet. You can even rent textbooks online which saves you more money.
Let them Have Free Time Too
They also need to have some time to do things away from their school work. They’re never going to do well if you try to force them to do nothing other than study and work hard. If anything, this will make them resent their studies and their school work, and that is not what you want to happen.
So, make sure they have some free time to do the things that are important to them. It might be a sport, playing a video game they love or simply hanging out with friends. But having a break from studying is always helpful. Sometimes, that break will help them to come back refreshed and ready for more studying.
2/14/18 Happy Valentines Day! I hope you and your loved ones have an awesome day!! What helped you study as a child?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.