Your child, or daughter, arrives from school and throws the material into the room, the room, the hallway or on the table. When you have homework, pick up the notebook at the end of the day and accelerate to finish it. The day before the test, he studies for three or four hours in a row, and exhausted claims to the four winds how all this is unjust and annoying.
Identified yourself? believe me: Many have identified.
What happens is that the relationship of children and adolescents with the study is almost of war. The time to study represents a moment of unpleasure and deprivation . There are several factors in the home and at school that can help change this.
Today we are going to talk about what we parents, who educate , we can do to contribute with our children so that they learn to study at home and feel less uncomfortable as possible with the task:
Tips for your child to study better at home
Reserve a quiet space for studies. Avoid hectic places where people enter and leave the environment all the time. Like us, children need silence to concentrate, to read and to reason. If possible, it is very interesting that you decorate this space together. A table with elements that he likes arouse interest and build the idea of a workspace with their way.
Set aside a fixed, daily time for studies: It may seem like an impossible mission, and in fact it gives work in the beginning, but establishing “study time” teaches them to organize themselves and with exercise they will realize that content will not accumulate and The times of dedication to studies will be smaller and more efficient. Talk to your child: What time, after class, is he more awake (have he eaten and rested a bit) and will not disturb his leisure time so much? Set schedules. You can negotiate the time, but be assertive and do not let the proposal escape.
Ask your child to summarize what they learned on the day : He can write as if it were a diary. Here’s what’s cool: They will tell, using their words, what they have learned, and it is at that moment that they formalize what they have studied, appropriate their content, and arise doubts and misunderstandings of understanding.
Create a moment-friendly environment. A quiet background music, or the music your child likes playing very softly in the background; A clear environment; A bottle of water; A “Hi son, and so how are you doing?” Time and time again. All this makes the moment more pleasant and less “punitive”.
At the end of the study time, chat: Stuff like “there, what you studied today” or a look in the notebook, will give you confidence if the study is going and how it has gone. Try to relate, along with your child, things that he is studying with day to day things. Ask if he needs help.
Help your child organize: There are many subjects and lots of content. Sometimes the difficulty in home studies is organization. Define the days on which each subject will be studied to meet its needs.
Be present, this is the most important. Get help if you need to.
And you, do you participate in your son’s studies? How does it organize itself?