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Encouraging Good Study Habits: Start at the Beginning

Good Study Habits Need A Little Planning

There were severe consequences if our homework wasn’t done when I was a kid. There are so many distractions today, especially with TV and video games, it is easy for kids to delay studying and completing homework assignments.

If parents can encourage study habits right from the very beginning of the school year, it might make a huge difference in your child’s education. It may take a bit of work and planning but it will be worth all the effort if your child begins to practice good study habits.

Why not prepare a checklist for yourself to help remind you of all the subjects your child has in school and mark off what the homework assignments are on your family calendar.

Add These 10 Motivational Tips To Your Checklist

Help motivate your child with these helpful tips on how to introduce good study habits for homework and school.

  • Set up a special area with a desk and chair for your child.
  • Make sure there are no distractions at all in the room. No TV, no boom box, no video games.
  • Set a time to do homework. Prepare a snack for after school and let your child do their homework upon arriving home from school.
  • Allow your child to finish up homework after dinner, plan a homework assignment checklist.
  • Plan a time schedule that allows for a break during the assigned homework tasks.
  • Ten minute breaks between different subject homework assignments helps keep your child alert.
  • You can prevent back and leg pain by allowing your child to stretch once and a while or a quick walk around the room can help too.
  • Remind everyone in the house to keep it quiet while it’s study time.
  • Let your child do the homework by themselves. Help them only if they are having difficulty with a subject or lesson.
  • Make sure your child is getting a good night’s sleep. If kids aren’t sleeping well they may nap after school and that means they aren’t getting to their homework until later in the day or evening.

Moms, Plan A Study Schedule To Help Your Kids

It has been determined that kids today must spend more time with their school work than your average adult spends at work. With a study schedule like that, you had better write study time on your family calendar so you can plan your activities around it.

Elementary, middle and high school students will appreciate learning how to be successful and that starts with knowing the rules and guidelines your family follows that will help your kids learn and develop good study habits.

With all the pressure kids face in school, they are overwhelmed with coursework every single day. With a little planning and some determination you can help relieve the stress they may be feeling over homework and studies. You can help your kids on their way to good study habits and a bright educational future.

A Bit Of Planning Can Help Avoid Those Back To School Blues

Going back to school after summer vacation isn’t easy for kids; that means it’s difficult for parents too. You can help make the process of going back to school much easier for your child by using these helpful tips to ease those back to school blues.

Talk to your children about the fun of seeing their friends again, about all the fun they are going to have, and about the new subjects they will learn about. If your child is burdened with a bit of back to school anxiety, let him or her know there are many other children who feel that way too.

Why not plan a shopping trip to your child’s favorite store. Put down a date on your family calendar when the shopping trip will take place and give your child something to look forward to. Prepare a shopping checklist with the things they need. A new outfit or two and a brand new pair of shoes will help get your child excited about the first day of school when they can wear their new clothes.

Another simple way to boost up your child’s spirit is to ask some friends over for a day; ask children who are in the same class as your child and any other friends who are starting school at the same time. The kids can talk to each other about all the fun they will be having and this play date will also help them re-connect with each other. Chatting with other kids will also help each of the children to feel more comfortable going back to the classroom.

Start planning for the first day of school by beginning a bedtime regimen a couple weeks before the big day. This way, your child will be in an established routine by the time school does start.

Is your child starting school for the very first time? Perhaps you can check your neighborhood to find another child who is enrolled in the same school. The two kids can walk to school, or to the local school bus stop, together. It always helps to relieve tension and anxiety when you can share an experience with someone.

Just remember, most children will have a bit of anxiety about returning to school on that first day. It’s normal, and it can be stressful and exciting for them. Most teachers will understand how difficult returning to school is for kids, and will take some extra steps to ensure that each child feels comfortable and happy on the very first day back.