How to help your children with school?
This year has been one of the most difficult years for children and adolescents who are in school and for their teachers due to the pandemic. Children are just now starting to return to school, and it can be difficult to get re-accustomed to their schedules after undergoing remote learning for so long. Your children may become stressed more easily, and they may need more support from you now more than ever surrounding their own schooling. You can find five ways that you can help your children through school in the list that can be found by continuing to read below.
Make a routine
Try to create a routine with your children surrounding the school, setting aside a certain time every day that your child will work on homework or that he or she will study. You can even use some type of signal to inform your child that it is time for studying, whether that be a snack or even a fun song. You can even create a specific schedule using a printable monthly calendar so your child can see how many more days of school there are and when certain assignments are due. This will help motivate them to accomplish the work required of them and maybe even start it easily.
Dedicate a space for homework
It may also help to motivate your child to complete his or her homework or studying if there is a dedicated space in your home for schoolwork where your child will go each day. Let your child help in decorating this space with motivational posters and with even their favorite colors for the school supplies that are required. Keep the space quiet, and put in a desk and a chair that is comfortable but large enough to give them the space they need to work.
Allow for breaks
Though the above two points have been focused on studying and completing homework, you need to give your child breaks sometimes. Your child has already spent eight hours of their day in a classroom, so you do not want to spend too much of their time at home. Allow your child time in between completing certain tasks, for instance, in which they can play a match of their favorite video game or watch their favorite show. Make sure your child has time to run around and play too so that they can exercise.
Break tasks down
Speaking of giving your children breaks when completing schoolwork, you also should break down their work so it does not seem so overwhelming. If children only see how much work they have to complete all at once, they may get super stressed and will lose their motivation. Try to allow your child to complete one piece of homework at a time, or study one chapter at a time, then they get a break of some form. After, they can come back to the next task so that they can slowly check things off of the list.
Communicate with the teachers
The final way to help your child with school is to remain communicative with his or her teachers. They are there to let you know certain areas that your child is excelling in and areas that your child may need extra studying in. The teachers can also help explain any assignments you may not be too sure about when helping your children. You can even discuss new behavior patterns and try to find ways to resolve those patterns before they become too much for you or the teacher to handle.
Schooling is so important to your children’s growth, including their social growth, personal growth, and even academic growth. You want to ensure that their schooling is successful which comes with supporting them no matter the grade they are in or the subject matter they are covering. Set aside a time and place for your children to complete their schoolwork, and be willing to help them and allow for breaks when they need them. Make sure that you speak with their teachers consistently so that you all can help work on progress for your child together.