Watching your child perform well at school and in academics can be a very fulfilling and satisfying feeling, and quite frankly, that’s what we all want to experience as parents. But that, just like the other parts of parenting, takes effort to achieve- so here’s helping you with that.
Focus on Consistency
Consistency is the key, and when applied to schoolwork, it can help improve success rates greatly. Encourage your child to put in the effort every single day and watch how his performance increases. Keep conversations at home goal centric and inspiring and every now and then, ask your child about his progress at school and his participation in other activities.
Make Things Easier
One of the simplest things you, as a parent, can do to make sure your child succeeds at school is to make things at home convenient and easier for him. Be there to help out your little one with tough parts of his homework, set aside some time and space where he can finish his homework or study for an upcoming test in some peace and quiet and where he won’t be distracted or disturbed. Also make sure he is well rested and gets enough sleep, and is all fuelled up with healthy meals and snacks spread throughout the day.
Keep it Organised
Organisation can change things around dramatically when it comes to success, and it works just as wonderfully when it comes to children and their school work. Try to encourage your child to break down his tasks into small chunks, and tick things off the list as they get done. Planning ahead of time for projects and tests and staying organised can really make a difference and can keep your child from feeling lost and confused about what to get done with first.
Be More Involved
There’s no replacement for this one, just general involvement and being there makes a huge difference when it comes to literally all aspects of parenting, including helping your child succeed at school. Make sure you are well aware of your child’s performance at school, his favourite subjects, his least favourite ones, his extracurriculars and even upcoming tests and activities. Stay in touch with his teacher and keep track of his progress.
This will not just motivate him but also make him feel more accountable, pushing him to do his best.
Depending on your child’s age, you may want to get him to be more responsible towards his school work, and also want him to be the one to take up the initiative to get his tasks completed and perform at the best of his abilities. Push your child towards independent study sessions and set realistic expectations from him, be there to push him in the right direction but let him take the steps and get things done.