Tips for Raising a Successful Student

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Studies have shown that parental involvement and an educational, intellectually-stimulated home environment can improve your child's chance at being a successful student. How can you accomplish this? Here are some tips.

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Tips for Raising a Successful Student

  1. 1. TIPS FOR RAISING A SUCCESSFUL STUDENTStudies have shown that parental involvement and an educational,intellectually-stimulated home environment can improve your childs chance atbeing a successful student. How can you accomplish this? Here are some tips.
  2. 2. EDUCATION IS ALL AROUND USParents can prepare a child for loving learning by helping their child open hereyes to the learning opportunities around her. Include your child in as manyactivities and errands as you can, pointing out interesting information alongthe way.Depending on the age of your child, you can point out various things anddiscuss them. If you see a fountain, for example, talk about how the waterpump works. At the grocery store, talk about where food comes from, howcheese is made, or what makes a vegetable so brightly colored. Outside innature, there are learning opportunities everywhere, from watching birds tocollecting leaves. Open your own eyes to whats around, and teach your childabout it!READINGMany parents dream of having a reading prodigy. But the point reallyshouldnt be about showing off; its about equipping your child to be the beststudent he can be, now and in the future. Read aloud to your child regularly,and pay lots of visits to the library. Let your child pick out books that interesthim, and pick up a few you think hed like too. Incorporate reading into yourdaily routine so it becomes a habit.HABITSDid you ever hear about "study habits" when you were in school? It does seemto be true that once something becomes a habit, it feels less like a chore.
  3. 3. If your child has trouble settling down and doing her homework, try to make ita regular thing that happens at the same time each day. It may be a struggle atfirst, but consider combining homework time with a snack and drink, or other"settling in" aid (distractions such as TV or music are not recommended, butquiet instrumental music is generally considered okay)Its a good idea to set aside a special area that is your childs own space, suchas a favorite chair or window-side location. Once this routine becomesestablished, your student may gravitate toward the homework area fromforce of habit, even if she doesnt have any homework that day!KNOW YOUR CHILDExperts suggest fostering your childs interests to help develop a love oflearning. This means really getting to know your child and what he enjoysrather than trying to get him to like something you think he should.Of course, not every school subject is going to capture his fancy; but seizing onhis interests and learning about them may help develop research skills and alove of learning that your child can apply in other scholastic areas.To purchase and download printable reading games and phonic games, pleaseclick on my affiliate link here.

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