Study Tips for Parents and Children

As summer break comes to an end and the little ones (or not-so-little-anymore) head back to school, it is essential for both parents and kids to brush up on study habits. Simple tips can create a mountain of change for some, so we wanted to spread some bits of knowledge. This is for both parents and the kids who need a small review to make studying effective!


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For Parents:

  • Develop a reward system
    • Instill work habits and quality awareness.
    • Small rewards can create huge positive outcomes.
    • Avoid certain distractions
    • Don’t distract your kid by completely eliminating the environment.
    • No TV, but studies show depending on their learning styles, many kids work better with the radio or music playing.

    Check in with your kids

    • Check for signs of frustration
    • Ask them how they are doing and what progress they’ve made.
    • Ask how they think they did after big milestones/projects/exams.

    For the kids:

     

    Practice for tests!

    • Use different study methods to engage different parts of the brain.
    • Even if you think you know it, review it.

    Planners and notes are your best friend

    • Develop time awareness and allocation skills.
    • Give time limits
    • Focus on taking detailed notes in ways you can understand.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • Be familiar with your boundaries and let them guide your studying and prioritization.

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