The realization that the school year is nearing its end, can set one into a panic mode; scrambling to figure out how to raise your child’s marks before the year is completed.

We are all often lazy creatures of habit, strongly influenced by the world around us. There are many practical things you as parent can put in place that will help your child to be more productive, and also show your commitment to assist them on the road to academic success.

There are a million factors why a child could fail or succeed in life. But for now let’s talk in the days ahead about some simple things that we as parents can do to help our child succeed.

TIP NUMBER 1. CREATE DEDICATED STUDY TIME IN YOUR DAILY FAMILY SCHEDULE.
Routines are powerful and help us to form lasting habits. Set up a devoted time for your child to study and do homework. This will help them get into a rhythm. A big secret to getting things done, is to make them easy to start doing and more automatic, and so they require less energy.

It turns out we each have one reservoir of will and discipline, and it gets progressively depleted by any act of conscious self-regulation. In other words, if you spend energy trying to resist a chocolate chip cookie, you’ll have less energy left over to solve a difficult maths problem. Will and discipline decline inevitably as the day wears on.

By building routines and habits, your child don’t have to take a conscious decision to start studying every time, they just do.

Next we’ll discuss TIP NUMBER 2: ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD HAS HEAD SPACE