Saturday, 23 January 2016

Tips for Your Child's Success in School

 Success  or failure  at school starts at home. Some of the factors of  poor academic performance include:  lack of sleep, poor nutrition, non nonchalant attitude, and a lack of parental support.
For your Child to be Successful in life, Parent have a role to play

Enforce Healthy Habits

You can’t perform well when you don’t feel good. To help your child do  well in school, make sure she leave a healthy habits at home. Choose a bedtime that will give your child plenty of sleep, and provide a healthy breakfast each morning. Encourage exercise, and limit the amount of time she spends watching TV, playing computer games or  listening to music.

Stick to a Routine

Most kids will respond well to routines that help them organize their days. In our house, for example, my son gets dressed, makes his bed, and eats breakfast while I make his lunch and pack his school bag with completed homework and forms. When he gets home in the afternoon, I serve him a snack and he does his homework while I prepare dinner. Your routines may differ, but the key is to make it the same every day so your child knows what to expect.

 Good Environment

At school your child has a desk or table where he  she works. There is plenty of light, lots of supplies, and enough room to work. Why not provide her with the same type of environment for homework? A designated homework space often makes it easier and more fun for children to lean at home.

Read, Again and Again

It is often said that children spend the first several years learning to read, and the rest of the lives reading to learn. The written word is a gateway to all kinds of learning, and the more you read to your child, the better chance he or she becomes successful in life.

Take the Lead

Children learn by example. Let your kids “catch” you reading. Take time to learn a new skill and discuss the experience with them. Sit down and pay bills or do other “homework” while your kids do their schoolwork.
If you display a strong work ethic and continually seek out learning opportunities for yourself, your kids will begin to model that same behavior in their own lives. Remember Charity begins at home.

Talk Often

Do you know how your child feels about her classroom, her teacher, and her classmates? If not, ask her. Talk with her about what she likes and doesn’t like at school,what she know about her teacher, give her a chance to express her anxieties, excitements, or disappointments about each day, and continue to support and encourage her by praising her achievements and efforts.

Show Concern

Don’t limit your support to your child; extend it to her teachers as well. Meet the teachers and stay in regular contact by phone or e-mail so that you can discuss any concerns as they arise. Not only will it pave the way for you to ask questions, but it will also make the teachers more comfortable with calling you if they have concerns about your child.

Expect Success

Perhaps the most important way you can support your child’s efforts at school is to expect him to succeed. That doesn’t mean that you demand he or her to be the best student or the best 
 Rather, let them know that you expect the best” so that they’ll be proud of what they can accomplish.
If you make that expectation clear and provide a home environment that promotes learning, then your children will have a greater chance of becoming the best student they can be.


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