The New Year offers a fresh start to set new academic goals with your child. This collaboration will provide the opportunity to affirm their successes and struggles from the first semester and provide insights for setting new goals for the coming year. Ring in the New Year by starting off on the right foot will be a great way to bolster your child’s self-esteem and overall academic success.
Reviewing their reports and teacher’s feedback is important in establishing what needs tweaking for the coming term. You may find your child is struggling in areas you weren’t aware of that can easily be rectified with the right approach.
Setting out with new goals in place may mean some strategic thinking and new approaches to tackling homework and assignments. Revising your child’s routines and schedules may be worth your while. Discuss time allotted for homework and extracurricular activities and teach your child how to find a happy balance will set them up for success.
Making time for homework first followed by extracurricular or social activities provides the framework for a reward system approach. Teaching kids to appreciate a healthy work and play balance early on will pave the way into a healthy balanced lifestyle in adulthood. Starting the New Year with a balanced schedule will ease your child’s worries and assure them that while academics are important, so too is the learning they do outside of school.
Evaluating the work space for your child is a valuable consideration. Sometimes where your child is working isn’t always conducive to healthy work habits. Ensuring they are in studying in an area that is well lit and quiet will naturally allow for better productivity. Ensuring that tablets and phones are not permitted in the study area is also advisable. The less distraction the more productive your child will be.
Following these simple ideas will help make 2016 enjoyable, productive and successful for your whole family!
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