Some children are blessed with the gift of good study habits, while others hate studying. Helping a child with poor study skills benefits the parent, the teacher, and the struggling student. You can take a number of proactive steps to help your children develop better study habits and skills. Remember: discipline is important, but your child will do her best work if she is motivated by the joy of learning.
Make your children realize that how they study is important. Show them some examples. Bring your children to a person who is study-conscious, and have your children ask why he or she studies so much. Tell them about the days of your childhood at school and explain how challenging and fun it was to study.
Engage your child by relating less “fun” topics to the subjects that they love.
Most kids will naturally click better with certain subjects. Over time, they may learn to love the subjects that come easy and dislike the topics that take more work. This dislike can lead kids to shut down when things get harder and find excuses as to why they don’t need to do it. Catch this early, before your child teaches themselves that they don’t need math because, “who really uses algebra anyways?” Help them understand that school is more fun when they follow their interests, but that it can also be important to be well-rounded.
Tips & Trick
- One way to stop this is to relate the subject they don’t understand to a subject they excel at. Use examples and comparisons. For instance, if your son loves history but hates math, you might try to engage him with the history of numbers; tell him stories about famous mathematicians to add a bit of romance to the subject; or help him understand how mathematical methods like carbon dating help us better understand historical timelines.
- Ask your child’s teacher, knowledgeable friends, or a private (in-person or online) tutor to help with this. Consider using online resources like games and educational YouTube videos to engage your kids.
Find “fun” ways to study
Use flash cards, a personalized study guide, or sticky notes around your child’s room; you can even encourage your kid to study with friends over email. Think outside the box. Perhaps the material isn’t the reason that your child doesn’t like to study—perhaps it’s the way that the material is laid out. Try different methods and tweak your child’s study system until it works.
- If your child wants to study in a particular way, to make it fun, then do just that. If they don’t mind, or they simply don’t want to study, it is still good to suggest ideas that might catch their attention.
Keep the TV off, and put away any gaming consoles. If your children are using a computer, keep an eye on them to make sure that they don’t play games. Consider blocking certain websites from a computer, or disabling the Internet altogether during certain designated study times.
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