Tips for helping your kids excel in school
We know how important it is to help our kids excel in school. Home is a significant factor in the development of your child’s skills. If a kid is born in a broken family, then there is a big chance that he/she will not be too interested in the school. That is because he/she has no motivation or purpose on going to school in the first place. So, try to create the best home environment for your kids so that they grow happy and inspired. But, that is not enough, there are more things that you can do to help your kid excel in school.
1. Check your child’s performance at school
This is actually what parents usually do, but we will still mention it since some parents don’t do it very frequently. It is important to check your kid’s current performance so that they will know that we care about them. The parents can reprimand their kids if some grades are not very good. That way, the kids will take their study more seriously.
Also, they may need some help on developing some of their skills, like reading and solving math problems. If you can assess in any way, you should, so that they will become more competitive with their fellow students. The main purpose is to let y our child know that you are watching them. If your kids know that you are following their developments in school, they will have the perception that their performance will have some consequences for you. It is either they will be reprimanded or given rewards.
2. Entice your kids to read books frequently
With so many means of entertainment for kids today, reading books regularly becomes an unusual hobby for kids. Always tell your kids that reading a book is important and entertaining. If you have bought a PS4 or a computer for your kids, then regulate their use of those gadgets. Make some rules on the house, which will have your kid read books before they can touch those gadgets. But, we don’t want to force them to follow the rule, it is better if they will abide by it willingly.
You can also have them to watch educational shows as an alternative. There are a lot of educational channels available. You can also let them play games that will give them a lesson. Like computer games which will have them solve a math problem or puzzles.
3. Be a role model to your kids
As what people says, the kid’s behavior tells a lot about their parents. Kids always try to imitate the actions of their parents since that is what they think is the right way to live. So, you as a parent should always act as a role model to your kids. If you want them to be interested in education, then you should start with yourself. Show to them that you value education. Talk about the importance of education frequently. Always boost your degree to your children and tell them how happy you are after acquiring them.
Just keep them inspired about the good effects of finishing their study as well as the bad effects of not finishing them. Overall, it all comes down to improving your relationships so that they will always listen to your advice.
4. Tell your kids to make some friends
Although too much association with friends might result to your child developing some bad habits, it is still a good choice to allow your child to have a lot of friends. It all comes down to the kind of friends that he/she is making contact with. Always tell them to choose their friends critically. Tell them to avoid kids that are not well-behaved or are not serious at school.
The main advantage of getting friends is that your kids can have someone to relate to at school. Naturally, kids like to make a lot of friends due to their curiosity. Just make them choose the right people to associate with. To be honest, their friends can affect them in a major way. They can also serve as an inspiration in going to school every day.
5. Keep their spirits up when there is an upcoming test
We know how it feels when there is an upcoming test in our school. Some point in our life, we have experienced how it is to become a student. So, we know what our kids are going through when they have an upcoming test. As a parent, it would help a lot if you are available on their sides. Keep them focused on the test. Prohibit them from playing the computer or watch the TV show for a while.
The results of the test will have a significant impact on your kid’s final grade. It will evaluate the things that they have learned in the school. There are a lot of tests that your kids will go through. Just encourage them always to study their lessons and avoid any unnecessary distraction.
6. They should be energetic
School activities are very tiresome for a kid. Even though most kids are lively, going to school every day will drain their energy up. It is great if you can give them some vitamins to help them stay active throughout the day. Their brain should also be as awake as there body. Don’t let them watch too much TV shows since that will only add stress to their brain. Let them go to bed early so that they will have enough sleep. If their brain gets the appropriate amount of sleep, it will work much better and will help them excel in school.
This tip is very basic. However, it is very effective. Once your kids get the energy that he/she needs, they will be able to do what they do best. They will become more participative and more attentive on their school every day.
7. Talk with your kid’s teacher
Sometimes, your kids might show a different behavior at school than when he/she is in front of you. It would help a lot if you can monitor your kid’s behavior when they are at school. Ask their teacher about their behavior as well as their performance at school. Are thy hyperactive or shy at school? Is it consistent with the one that you observed when they are at the house? If no, then your kid might be hiding something from you. You should improve your relationship with your kids so that they will be more open to you.
Tell your kids that they can always tell you whatever their problem is. You can also ask your kid’s classmates if possible, to get an idea of how your kids act in school. Just point out the needs of your kids and make some ways to fulfill those needs.
8. Get a tutor for your kid
Teachers will not be able to give attention to all of their students, that’s why it is understandable if some of the kids are left behind. Also, your kid could be a slow-learner, which means that it takes more effort from the teacher before he/she can fully understand the lessons. As a result, your kid will not be able to learn much from the school, and they will not get good grades on certain subjects.
So, if you think that your kids are not performing well at school, they may need a private tutor. The tutor will be able to provide their full attention to your kids. It is imperative that your kid is not left behind on the lessons.
9. Give rewards
Giving rewards to your kids if they have good grades is an effective way of motivating them. They will work hard to improve their grades if they know that they will get something in return. You are teaching them a lesson in the process. The lesson is that, if they study hard, their life will be a lot better. It is a lot satisfying for them if they will receive a reward for all their hard work.
However, it should not be their sole motivation for studying hard. They should also realize that finishing school is for their good. But, giving reward is a good start.
10. Let them have some fun
Even parents can’t handle the stress of going to work every day and getting no rest day at all. The same goes for the kids. Let them have some fun even for a day. Don’t wrap their life with homework and books alone. They need to take a break too. Let them play their favorite games or watch TV shows.
Allowing them to have some fun will help relieve their stress, and will even help them perform better at the school since they have lesser stress to deal with. But, overall, it all comes down to how you will handle your child’s behavior and view of life. Let them grow as a kind, loving, and God fearing child.