As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help your child succeed. With all the extracurricular activities they have, sometimes your kids forget that they need to keep up with their schoolwork in order to do well later on in life. In order to help your children stay focused on their studies, try these tips as soon as possible!
Here are some tips you can use today
- Get organized
Help your child make a study schedule and stick to it. A daily or weekly routine will help them know when it’s time to hit the books.
- Set the tone
Let your child know that you value their education and that you expect them to do their best.
- Create a study space
Make sure their study area is well-lit, quiet, and free of distractions like TV, video games, and social media.
- Be available
Make yourself available to answer questions and give advice. If they need more motivation, offer rewards for studying hard, such as taking them out for ice cream after school or watching their favorite movie with them in the evening.
- Show off what they can do!
Once they finish with a subject, show them how much they’ve learned by having them teach you something new about it! All five tips are simple ways to help encourage your child to focus on studies this year.
Have clear rules about how much time you want your child to spend on studies.
Parenting isn't always easy, but one of the most important things you can do is help your child focus on their studies. Here are five tips to help you get started
- Have clear rules about how much time you want your child to spend on studies.
- Allow your children some time to unwind after they finish studying, like watching a favorite TV show or playing outside with friends.
- Set a routine for study time and let them know what will happen if they don't complete the work as agreed upon.
- Make sure that everything they need is in reach when it's time to start working.
- Encourage positive habits, such as taking breaks every hour or two and not spending too much time in front of screens before bedtime .
- Remember that this is also your responsibility, so make sure you're setting a good example by being engaged with your child and showing interest in their education.
- Try getting more involved in your child's schooling by volunteering at school or attending parent-teacher conferences.
- Keep the lines of communication open, so you can talk about any problems or concerns together.
Set aside a study space free from distractions.
One of the best things you can do as a parent is to set a dedicated study space for your child.
- This space should be free from distractions like TV and video games.
- Instead, it should be stocked with supplies like pens, paper, and textbooks.
- You could even buy a desk lamp or have your child decorate their space themselves, so they feel ownership over it.
- Creating an environment that encourages focus will help them maintain it during their school day, and this will pay off in the long run when they take on tougher subjects like math or English.
- It’s also important to make sure there are enough desks for everyone in the family because having more than one workspace may result in fighting about who gets which desk.
- In addition, encourage kids to get up periodically during their study time and stretch, drink water, or walk around.
- Make sure not to hover around your child while they work because this makes them anxious and distracts them from concentrating on what they’re doing.
Get rid of TV, games and other devices that distract your child from studying.
Things you can do to help your child focus on their studies is to get rid of anything that might serve as a distraction.
That means no more TV, video games, or other devices that can take away from time spent studying.
- Doing this will help your child focus and get the most out of their study time. Even when they are not in school, there are plenty of opportunities for them to use these distractions while they're eating dinner, watching TV before bedtime, or hanging out with friends. The less time they spend using these distractions during their school hours the better!
- Make sure it's something your whole family agrees on, so it doesn't cause arguments. Get a timer, so your child knows how much time they have left to work, or try setting up an alarm to let them know how much time has passed.
- Finally, reward good behavior by letting them play with the device again once their work is done!
Find ways for your child to unwind after school.
This can be something as simple as letting them play outside for a half hour before starting their homework or letting them watch their favorite TV show before getting started.
- By giving them some time to relax, you'll help them refocus and be ready to tackle their studies.
- You might also want to encourage reading in order to help children practice reading skills and get more familiar with what they're going to read in class.
- Reading stories that are appropriate for their age group will also give them exposure to new vocabulary words that they may encounter in school later on.
- Lastly, having plenty of healthy snacks around will keep your child from feeling hungry and possibly reaching for unhealthy foods that can affect their focus.
Make it an interactive process.
There are some general tips that can help.
- One is to make it an interactive process. Kids may be more engaged in a discussion if they're encouraged to ask questions and think critically about what they're learning.
- Another tip is for parents to keep things as organized as possible, so there aren't any distractions (or at least not too many).
- You might also want to offer incentives for good grades or a consequence for bad ones, which can help incentivize your child's performance in school and foster a sense of responsibility when it comes to their education.
- Finally, give them time to work independently. It's important for them to learn how to manage their time without you hovering over them all the time.