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How to Help Your Child Achieve Academic Goals While Studying From Home

Every parent desires to see their children succeed in their academic endeavors. Success depends on the quality of programming and the ability to access learning materials in school and at home.  

Children are required to spend extra hours to write their assignments and revise for their exams. As such, you can help your child achieve academic goals by providing the necessary support they need at home, such as creating a conducive learning environment. 

Establish a routine

As a parent, you should find time to sit down with your child to discuss school matters and provide any necessary assistance. This may be challenging because a child may be highly involved in electronic devices such as mobile phones. 

If a child prefers to use a smartphone to do their homework, you can install a phone tracker to track your child and safeguard the safety of the device. With a phone tracker, you don’t have to keep asking your child where they have kept the phone at any one time.

A mobile phone can be an important resource to the child’s learning process if used effectively, and as such, the mobile tracker can help you manage the device better. Develop a daily routine to allow your child to do their homework and access resources through the mobile phone. 

Set rules

It is important to set simple and short rules concerning studying at home to enable your child to remain organized and focused. This can also provide a structure for them to complete their studies and homework on time and ultimately, their studies. 

Rules act as a reminder of what is expected of the children in the family in pursuit of their home and school assignments. Make it clear that if rules are not followed, reasonable consequences will be enforced. Specify the time homework and the environment within which the work should be completed and encourage the child to stick to that. 

Create study space at home

The study environment at home is important for a child to achieve academic goals. Set aside a room or a study area where the child can work with minimal or no distractions. 

Ensure that TVs and phones are switched off throughout the study time to enhance concentration. However, Phones and tablets may be switched on if they are needed for research purposes. 

You can also set aside a homework center to develop your child’s ability to do their homework efficiently. Being organized in this way may help the child keep track of their work and ensure its safety.

Provide incentives

Motivation is an important component in enhancing success in school. You may consider rewarding your child every time they complete their school work. Such incentives may include a fun activity, going out with friends, playing games, or watching a movie. 

Introducing more elaborate incentives may also be essential if the child cultivates a habit of completing their work. Larger-scale incentives may be more appropriate for long assignments over a few days or weeks. This may include the use of tokens where children earn stars or points that can allow them to get a privilege or reward.

Encourage a positive attitude about education

If you did not have a good experience in school, be wary of passing a negative attitude to your kid. The notion that assignments and schoolwork are hard may discourage your child and hinder them from achieving their academic goals. 

Try as much as possible to put aside negative feelings about education, and instead inspire them to remain focused and determined to succeed. You can get involved in the education process by getting concerned about what they learn every day and asking them about their favorite part of their learning process. Engaging in a detailed conversation while at home may enable them to understand the importance of education. 

Posted by Emily Dawson on Dec 17, 2020 10:31 PM Europe/London

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