Skip to main content

Ways to Help Your Kids Succeed at School



As parents, we all want what’s best for ort kids; we want them to do well, get an excellent education and eventually enter a career that they will love and which brings them many rewards.

It is, only natural then, that we want to do everything we can to help our children succeed in school. The good news is, whether your child goes to a public school, a private institution or even an international school, there are numerous ways you can help them to do well. Here are just a few of the best ways you, as a parent, can assist them:


Meet Their Teachers

If you can find a way to meet your children’s’ teachers at the start of a new school way, then take it. Why? Because if you let them know that you want to do everything you can to assist with your kid’s’ education and you make it clear that they can contact you anytime with any issues that might be going on, then you’ll always get a heads up and you’ll be able to work with them to sort out the problem.


Help Them with Their Homework


If your kids have homework, they should be doing it, and you should be setting a good example, by not only setting a form time in which they are expected to do it but also by sitting down with them, so that you can answer any questions they may have. If they see that you’re serious about schoolwork, they’re more likely to take it seriously too. Just note that you shouldn’t all but do the work for them; let them do it themselves, but always make yourself available to help if needs be.


Ask Questions

If you want your children to really think about and digest the stuff they’re learning, then make a point of asking them questions about school when you’re at the dinner table, for example. Having them repeat the information will make it stick and knowing that they can talk about it with you will encourage them to ask more questions and keep looking at the info long past the time when it might otherwise have left their head.


Get a Tutor

If your child is getting behind and despite their best efforts and those of you and their teachers, they just aren’t getting a particular subject, consider hiring a tutor who can come in and help them out. Sometimes, all it takes is for a different learning style to be introduced for it all to click and your child finally get that tricky subject. Let them have the chance.


Encourage Extracurriculars

Encouraging your kids to do extracurriculars is a great way to help them succeed at school. A lot of parents think that extra activities must be academic in nature if they are to help their kids succeed, but this is not so. Sports, for example, can help kids concentrate better, learn them how to work as a team and solve problems and ensure that they are able to socialize adequately - all things that can aid in overall success. So, don’t push your kids into learning Mandarin if they really want to play softball - it’s all good, and chances are they’ll go through a few different extracurriculars in their time at school.


Most of all, have fun with it!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Top Tips for Moms Taking Online Degrees

  Online degrees can often be the best option for moms who want to get back into education due to their flexibility and the wide range of subjects that there are available for them to study. However, online degrees are not always plain sailing, and to make sure that you can get the grade that you deserve, read on for some top tips for moms interested in taking online degrees.  Choose the Right Degree Choosing the right online degree is vital to your success. Picking a subject that you are passionate about and that you have a natural talent for will ensure that you can breeze through your course and ensure that you have the motivation to continue even when you do struggle. If you are looking for an online degree that is perfect for moms, a Bank Street Early Childhood Leadership certificate can help you to advance your career in teaching, build upon your previous qualifications, and allow you to get a career that can be easily juggled with the commitments of parenting.  Balance Family a

Liquid Chalk spray! Chalk Idea #7

Last week we tried out the fizzing sidewalk chalk- click here to read that review. This week it is liquid chalk spray.  They are a bit similar but yet different.  Here is how to make it: Supplies: 1 tsp. washable tempura paint 1 cup of hot water 1/2 cup of cornstarch squirt of dishwashing liquid 1 squirt bottle- I found them at the dollar store 1.  Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps. 2.  Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid.  Mix well. 3.  Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well. 4.  Go have fun!!!   This kept my daughters attention much longer the the fizzy chalk last week.  I also think this was easier to work with and just more fun in general.  I love seeing the chalk wet but then to see it dry.  I think it dried darker so it was fun to see the changes.  :)  Ready, Set, Go!  Have some fun! She is my little model... she kept saying "take my picture mom." She is like her

My Memory Suite Review and GIVEAWAY!

MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway!  (#1 rated scrapbook software)  The above is one of the scrap pages I have created.  Super easy and super fast.  I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book.  I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments!  The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes!  :)  SO EASY!   Here is a great video explaining more about the product.  There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create.  THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online.  The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create.  :) One feature t