As your kid starts growing up, one of the main parenting decisions you need to make is of their education. As parents, you are always apprehensive about your child’s academic performances or ranks. Instilling good study habits in your child from an early age will help them ahead in their academic career. It is your responsibility to inculcate these habits in your child so that they don’t face difficulty in their career ahead.
Studies are generally boring for most kids, but you can make it interesting with good study habits. These habits also help to increase their concentration and focus, which in turn helps to improve their performance and grades. Some of the following study habits will be beneficial for your child:
Start your child’s education early, say around 2 years, so that the by the time your kids are accustomed with study habits, it isn’t too late in their academic career. Playgroup and nursery is a good way to introduce your kid to the world of education with simple learning through games and play. It also gets them adjusted to a classroom environment with other kids.
Set Aside Time For Homework:
Homework is a good way to revise what they have learnt at school. So, let them set aside dedicated time of the day for doing homework. Give them a nice, quite yet comfortable place in the room to sit and study. This increases their concentration and they will be able to finish things quickly. Insist that they finish homework completely and in time. Tell them to ask for your help if they need anything.
Read With Them:
Accompanying your child in reading or reading to them is a good way to generate their interest in studies. They love it when parents help them in studies or teach them something new. So, make sure you take an active interest in their studies, help them with homework and ask about what’s going on in school.
If you are giving reminders to your child for doing their homework or studies, gradually reduce and see how they are able to remember and do their studies in time. Do not push them always towards studying. But, keep a watch on whether they finish their homework in time.
In the house, you can set your own examples. For example, show them that you are also finishing your work in time. Show them how they can divide their time between work and play. Ask them what subjects they like and what they dislike. Work on those they dislike and try to understand the reason. Then, show them examples on how boring subjects can also be fun and interesting.
Good studying habits are always an asset and helps to improve stability and consistency. Once your child is put into a good study routine, he/she will be able to balance between study and play as well. Good habits stay for life, and will also help your child in his/her professional and personal life ahead.