"10 Ways To Help Your Child Be Successful At School"

  1. Send Your Child To School Ready To Learn.
  2. A nutritious breakfast fuels up children and gets them ready for the day. You can help boost your child’s attention span, concentration and memory by providing breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fibre and protein, as well as low in added sugars.

  3. Get The Right Amount Of sleep.
  4. Children need the right amount of sleep to be alert and ready to learn all day. Most school age children need at least 8-10 hours of sleep at night.

  5. Support And Supervise Home Study.
  6. Homework and home study reinforces and extends classroom learning and helps children practice important study skills. It also helps them develop a sense of responsibility and a work ethic that will benefit them beyond the classroom.

  7. Teach Organisational Skills.
  8. When kids are organised, they stay focused instead of spending time hunting things down and getting side tracked.

  9. Check School Diary.
  10. Check your child’s school diary every night so that you are familiar with assignments and your child does not fall behind.

  11. Teach Study Skills.
  12. Introduce your child to study skills as they will instil learning good habits. Advise your child to study ahead of time rather than the night before. You need to see that studying and testing does not become a source of stress for your child. If it does so, talk to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

  13. Talk To Your Child.
  14. Don’t interrogate- but talk to your child. Make sure your child knows that you want to support and motivate. He/she must know that what goes on at school is important to you. When children know that parents are interested in their academic lives, they’ll take school seriously as well.

  15. Listen To Your Child.
  16. Communication is a two-way street. The way you talk and listen to your child can influence how well your child listens and responds. It is important to listen carefully, making eye contact and avoid multi-tasking while you talk. Be sure to ask questions that go beyond “Yes” or “No” answers.

  17. Share Meals Together.
  18. Statistics have shown that families who sit at the dining table and share meals together are happier families. These are wonderful moments for your child to share his thoughts and ideas. Happy children learn better at school.

  19. Distinguish Studying From Learning.
  20. Very often a parent asks a child if the child has done his/her studying- and the child has but that’s not enough. You need to verify that the child has learned the lesson. But what good is learning something that is forgotten a week later. Remember that employers later in life will care less about the diplomas your child has and will care more about the skills and knowledge he/she has acquired.

    That makes this tip one of the staple ways to help your child succeed in school.