Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.
As a parent, you’re probably keen for your child to succeed in school. You can play a part in that by promoting good study habits in your children from a young age. By displaying a positive attitude towards school and encouraging a desire to learn, your child is sure to become determined and enthusiastic about their education. I have teamed up with a prep school in Somerset to offer parents some advice on how to create a home environment that stimulates good study habits.
Sticking to a routine is wise, because it will help your child understand what to prioritise each day. They need to know that homework comes first, leisure time after. When they are doing their homework, make sure that you are nearby to help should they need to ask you any questions. If you’re not around and they get stuck, they will feel frustrated and likely give up, whereas you can help them stay on track and work through the problem. Once they have successfully completed their homework, let them know you’re proud of them and that they did well. Praising their efforts is highly important when it comes to any type of school work.
It’s a good idea to dedicate a space in your home to school work that is decked out with all of the appropriate stationery and other equipment. Make sure there are no distractions, like a TV, and that the lighting is set up correctly so that your child doesn’t experience eye strain.
When discussing your own experiences of school, try to remain positive, even if you didn’t enjoy it. Positive, enthusiastic language is vital when discussing school and education as a whole so that your child thinks of it with optimism. Ask your child what they’re learning about and generally try to show an active interest in their lessons, rather than just in the grades.