Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Help Your Child Perform Better At School

by GabbyDI (follow)
Gabriella Diesendorf is blogger from Australia. She loves badgering about beauty, green lifestyle choices and parenting techniques
Kids (125)      School (10)     
When it comes to your childís education, you are his most important teacher and tutor. It is your job not to force him, but to motivate him into learning, developing different cognitive skills and brain functions. Low academic performance is, according to a 2013 study published in J Sch Health , linked to malnutrition, obesity, insufficient sleep, watching too much TV and physical inactivity. Get involved in your childrenís school education, provide them a possibility of having regular and healthy habits and routines. Here are some tips to motivate your child into moving forward.

from Flickr.org


Encourage Reading

The first, foremost and most important thing. Help your child improve reading skills and critically assess the reading material. They say that in the first couple of years we learn to read, and spend the rest of our lives reading to learn. Read with him, encourage him to read out loud and make try to make it interesting. Your child will make fast improvements if it is fun. There is no way to list all the aspects of proficient reading importance.

Responsibility & Independence

Teaching your child to be responsible and independent from a young age is invaluable. You actually teach him to take care and think for himself, and also be reliable and honest towards others. Make him clear that his actions produce reactions, and he has to take responsibility towards his own. Explain to him that homework should be finished on time, and that he should not go to a class unprepared.

wikimedia.org


Avoid comparison

Otherwise, your child might not accept his weaknesses as he accepts his strengths. So, try to avoid comparisons because each of us are different, and better at some things than in others. Accept and acknowledge both his strengths and weaknesses, that will make him more self-confident and realistic.

Healthy Habits

Enough outdoor activities and exercising, quality sleep cycles and healthy nutrition will help your child with his academic success. Limit the amount of time spent on playing video games, using the computer and watching low-quality TV programs. Provide a protein rich breakfast every morning, and make his diet diverse and rich in vitamins and minerals.

Study with friends

Socializing boosts oneís brain performance. Having your child studying with other motivated students is good, because it provides positive peer influence. Exchanging opinions, or preparing together and exchanging history, biology or chemistry notes for the HSC will motivate your child to give his best at learning and focusing on important goals.

Determine a Space

Your child should have his own place to study at home, as he has his own table at school. He should have enough room, plenty of supplies (paper, notebooks, pens, calculators, and such), and lots of light. They should feel more relaxed and have more fun while completing homework in that designated space. If your child does not have his own room, or it is too small Ė the kitchen counter or living room table will do the trick just as well.

Frequent Talks

Ask your child about their day, what happened new, how do they feel when in classroom and what are his classmates like? Make that talk as a kind of outlet for your childís disappointments, anxieties, excitements. Talk about what is that he likes or does not like, praise her efforts and accomplishments, give advice and help when some problems emerge.

Related Articles

Editor will add in a couple of related articles here. If you have an article you want linked in at the end, please let your Editor know.

#Kids
#School
I like this Article - 1
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by GabbyDI
Decorating your house in a way that is at the same time stylish and kid-friendly could be considered...
139 views
Have your children ever asked you if you needed any help in the kitchen? Have you thought that kitch...
178 views
The birth of a child is a miracle of its own
64 views
Just a few heads-ups before we start brainstorming ideas! Often you will have a problem figuring out...
147 views
A broken bone is a serious injury even for an adult, let alone a child
66 views
Iím pretty sure that many of us fantasized of having a big happy family when we were little boys and...
74 views
view all articles by GabbyDI
Articles by GabbyDI on Other Hubs
Having a baby doesnít mean that you need to give up on your appearance and wear only sweatpants ...
5 likes
With summer comfortably set on its throne and the heat pressing us from all sides, itís a miracle we...
2 likes
Nothing smells more like home to me than fish cakes
11 likes
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 39583
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
7063 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
8747 views
Letís be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
1549 views
Let me begin by pressing rewind and explain how our bed time battles began
671 views
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
2958 views
Have you ever found yourself up in the middle of the night with a sick child? They might have a ragi...
6673 views
**Should You Choose Bank Or Private Financing For Your First Home??** Private lending supplie...
0 answers
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1359 views
From installing new wall sockets to installing a doorbell, electricity plays a major role in you...
96 views
Not sure what an unplugged childhood is? Perhaps think back to your own childhood, free of iPads, s...
616 views
Categories
Parenting (148)
Play (86)
Tips (45)
Eating (31)
Travel (27)
Safety (21)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version