5 Tips for Teaching Good Study Habits
Posted April 5, 2012on:
- Set a time for homework. Set aside a specific time of the day just for doing homework, and stick to it. This helps teach your child discipline and sets up good habits for how to use their time.
- Reward success and use failure to teach. It’s important to reward a child when they do well. But it’s even more important to encourage them to look at mistakes as learning, not as failure. Instead of scolding a child for a poor test or missed answers, try asking, “What do you think we can learn from this for next time?”
- Make schoolwork a priority. Make a deal with your child: no TV, video games, etc., until all homework is done. And be consistent. This teaches them discipline to get important things done first before going to play.
- Give them a good place to study. Don’t let kids do homework in front of the TV. Instead, find an uncluttered, quiet place for them to work, without toys and games around to distract them.
- Try working together. Kids love time with their parents. And if you have homework to do or bills to pay, sitting down with your kids while they study is a perfect opportunity to lead by example!
With a little discipline, you can give your child the tools to succeed in school and beyond!