How do you teach your kids study habits that will last a lifetime?
If getting your kids to sit for longer than 5 minutes in front of anything that isn’t tv, computer games or food, then don’t despair. you’re not alone.
CUT OUT DISTRACTIONS
It might sound basic, but remember to turn off the phone and the TV, find a time when you won’t be disturbed and give your kids your undivided attention to get them going.
DEFINE THE STUDY SPACE
A great tip is to get your kids to help design their own study space -– if they have chosen their own desk or study light, for example, it can really help them to feel ownership over a space that they will want to spend time in.
ENCOURAGE GOOD STUDY SKILLS
Encourage your kids to develop their note-taking skills and to summarise ideas and concepts in their own words.
Be mindful of how much kids can cope with at different stages in their development. Schooling can be hard work, but also extremely rewarding when we see our kids excel.