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  • Writer's pictureZareenjit Kaur

How to Develop Healthy Study Habits in the Child you are taking care of?

One of the most important things you can do as a caregiver is to motivate the kids to develop good study habits from an early age. Help the child you are taking care of to build an enduring devotion to learning by creating a study space without distractions, staying organized, and helping them to stay optimistic about their schoolwork. 60% of parents nowadays feel that a school provides a fair amount of homework for kids. Indulging more time in study and practice helps students better understand the basic concepts included in their lessons. 

To learn efficiently and grow in school, a child requires good study habits. Parental or Caregiver involvement in homework can help a child to understand specific concepts better. While doing it together, a child develops critical skills sooner.

So how can you, as a caregiver, set up healthy homework habits for your child, starting from an early age?

Make use of these tips at the early age of the child, which will help them to achieve academic success.

  1. Designate a Quiet Study Space: Set up an aside study space for the children to help them concentrate and complete their homework assignments effectively. The space you choose should have enough light and place all the necessary stationery and books. It should be away from the distractions and all types of hustle and bustle.

  2. Set Up a Schedule and Study Plan: Help the child you are taking care of to ascertain homework time so that they have a daily routine of doing homework. Regularly talk to the child about homework assignments and help to conclude the time they will take. Students should know when a test will take place, the syllabus that will be covered, and the question patterns. It is better to have a calendar to mark test dates and deadlines for submitting assignments. From there, the parents, caregiver and child will stay updated about the pending points of their study plan.

  3. Limited Exposure to Tech and Media: While the child is studying, turn off the phone, social media, and the TV to maximize their focus and productivity. It can be distracting for children to indulge in those activities when they can’t, so be aware of what you are doing while they’re doing homework! The rings and vibrations for notifications and alerts can break concentration and focus, so it’s best to turn all things off. 

  4. Stay Positive: Having the right state of mind can make all the difference. Encourage the child to positively reflect when studying or heading into an exam, and by all means, avoid shattering thoughts. Help the child turn negative proclamations into positive ones. Express your interest in the subjects of the child’s assignments, and ensure to talk about the role that homework plays in success in school and learning new things.

  5. Hear the Child's Perspective: Talk to the child often about their success and shortcomings. Discuss some key points to help them overcome their shortcomings, which will help the child feel supported, clear their thoughts, and pursue your suggestions more willingly. Once a child obtains a chance to share their thoughts- encourage the child to progress and focus on the task that needs to get done.

Implement these five tips to develop good study habits in the child you are taking care of.

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