Tips to help your child succeed in his school year11 May 2018
Is your child having trouble at school? It is possible that for various reasons, your little one cannot achieve the desired results. Whether it’s learning difficulties, lack of motivation, or any other problem, there are some things you can do to help your child perform better in school. Here are some tips to implement.
Avoid blaming him
First of all, before taking any action, you must know that the last thing to do, if you want to help your child improve, is to blame him. There is evidence that negative reinforcement will only serve to produce the opposite effect. Instead of encouraging him, it will further demotivate him, in addition to minimizing his self-esteem. He is already aware of his weaknesses; so, it’s useless to add to it by pointing out how bad it is. On the other hand, when he makes a good move or improves if only by a few points, congratulate him and reward him for his efforts. He will be even more grateful and will have even more desire to surpass himself.
Create a stimulating workspace
Some children may perceive school and apprenticeship as a burdensome chore and, therefore, not want to do homework and lessons after returning home. As parents, it is your role to make your children want to learn by showing them the positive side of studying. One trick to encourage them to study is to provide them with a personalized workspace.
You can, for example, allow them to choose the colors and accessories that will decorate their room or their office and integrate some fun elements – their characters from series or favorite comics, for example – to their decor to make them want to live. Find there to study.
Offer him fun, educational activities
Try to incorporate into your routine outings or activities that combine fun and learning. Library days, board games, field trips (on the farm and at the zoo, for example) are all examples of educational and fun activities that you can offer your toddler to make him want to learn and improve. When offering educational activities to him, it is important to consider his tastes and interests so that he can do what he likes. He will be all the more motivated.
Register for extracurricular activities
Extracurricular activities have beneficial effects on children’s development. They help them develop their personality, their creativity, their social skills, their interests and their passions, in addition to stimulating their competitive spirit. Registering your little angel to one or two extracurricular activities during the year will undoubtedly have a beneficial effect on his motivation and academic results.