Parents and teachers need to work together to provide students with the best chance to achieve academic success. Of course, your child’s success at school depends on a whole variety of factors, but it is important that parents ensure the best possible learning conditions at home as well as at school for their kids to truly thrive. Now, if you think you have done it all but your kids still seems to struggle, here are some great ways to boost your child’s potential that you might not have tried yet.
Create a great learning space
You should need to have a space designated especially for learning. That way they can be secluded forum unnecessary destructions and be able to focus better on what is in front of them. This is not that hard to achieve, you can take a section of their bedroom and create a learning corner. What matters the most is having a spacious desk, comfortable chair and adequate lighting so that they can spend longer stretches of time and stay comfortable. Of course, the tech needs to be limited in this area, phones left aside and computer used only for academic purposes. That is the only way to stay focused.
Make sure they have necessary study materials
Not having a comprehensive selection of study materials can reflect badly on your kid’s success regardless of the age. From primary school to college, it is very important that they have everything they need to understand the subject and pass it. There are a lot of great platforms for note exchange. These are particularly popular in Australia where students can get their hands on comprehensive SACE notes made by their peers, enabling them to prepare better for these types of tests and ultimately achieve higher results. You can help your child research such platforms and even suggest that they get involved in the exchange process. It can be quite beneficial for their academic success.
Encourage a routine
Our days are pretty hectic with work obligations, home chores and, of course, taking care of the kids. In all that commotion it is sometimes hard to find time to have a sit-down with your kids and talk about school issues, importance of academic success and keeping to determined schedules. So it is important to help your children establish a routine they can stick to even without you constantly checking up on them. Determine the amount of time they need to spend studying each day, and adjust it accordingly. Having them stick to a routine will make it easier to keep the continuity when it comes to studying and it will help them form great habits for when they go off to college.
No, no, not bribes, actual incentives. There are a lot of great way to keep your child motivated. There are parents who believe that kids shouldn’t be rewarded for doing for what they’re supposed to do anyway. However, some kids do need additional motivation. Especially if they have difficulties completing their work or find it difficult to focus. Incentives can have different forms, from fun games to trips and gifts. Don’t assume what would motivate your kid, simply ask them and make a deal, that way they will feel important, and have an even bigger incentive to honor your agreement.
Don’t make it all about A’s
Putting additional pressure on your child to have perfect grades can backfire. They need to know that even if they try their very best sometimes it might be less than perfect, and that is ok. In life, not everything is going to go according to plan, and not everything will be perfect. So accepting the B’s even occasional C is ok if you see that your kid has given their very best. Striving to perfection can cause your child to simply burn out too soon, and by the time they get to college, they might not have it in them to burn the midnight oil. Balance is the most important aspect for unlocking academic potential.
Try out some of these options, they might help your child achieve more academically and reach their full potential. Each of these approaches should be adjusted suit your child’s individual needs.