Waiting for the government to improve your local school system? Before your vote in another ineffectual politician, take action into your own hands. Reform your child’s education today. Just:
Set up a study environment.
Create an area in your house where your child can study. It should be quiet, well lit and comfortable. When your offspring enters this area, he should understand that nothing else – including cell phone action – goes on in that space. This way, he has nothing to distract him from doing homework.
Create a homework schedule.
Reform your child’s education by creating a homework schedule. Make it mandatory. For two hours (at least) a night, your child has to study and do homework. Make the time a period in which you too can sit down with him, go over material and assess where he’s.
Get outside assistance.
Find a person to help your child that not only is an expert, but also can influence him. A smart peer that he looks up to will do more for his grades than a rusty, old, out-of-touch tutor. For fear of disappointing this person, your child will actively attend any tutoring sessions and keep up with the learning material.
Play educational games.
Board games like Scrabble teach your child how to spell and put letters together. Reform your child’s education by buying them along with video games geared to expand your child’s mind. Then, play. Engage in these kind of games with your son or daughter and make learning a family affair.
Find your child’s passion.
What’s your child’s passion in life? Does he enjoy sports, collecting bugs or dancing? Find out what it is and gear his learning around it. Education excites most people if the subject is interesting to them.
Use a two-prong approach.
Most school systems use a single prong approach to teach children – memorization. Reform your child’s education by introducing different forms of teaching. Give him visual aides and let him combine that with the memorization for the best results. After a while, you will figure out which method best suits him.
Let your child influence you.
Allow your child to have an opinion about his education. Ask him how he learns the best and what you can do to maximize it. You might be surprised to see how your child perks up and suddenly has something to say about his education.
Reform your child’s education by using these tips. They will help him get better grades and excel in school.