Good study habits can help your child make the grade…
Good study habits are critical to school success. For example, kids who study every day and submit homework on time have a distinct advantage over other students.
To promote good study routines:
- Help your child set up a study routine. You can even help your child make a schedule to post in their room.
- Recognize and reward your child for maintaining a study schedule.
- Establish consequences that matter to your child for failing to complete assignments on time.
- Remember that the old phrase “work before play” is sensible. Occasionally, your child may need to change their routine, but stick to a “homework first” policy most of the time.
The Parent Institute 2005
Mandated Reporter for Volunteers
Our guidance lessons during the month of September will focus on responsibility, integrity, and making good decisions. Being responsible and having integrity means that we do the right thing even when no one is looking. We do the right thing just because it is right, and not because we will get credit or praise for doing it. As parents, we often struggle in teaching our children how to be responsible and what taking responsibility for their actions means. I thought I would share some information for those of you who might be interested in some extra tips on how to raise responsible children.
10 Ways to Raise a Responsible Child
- Positive Promotions™
- Establish family rules and be consistent in consequences when they are not followed.
- Give chores to do, appropriate to your child’s age.
- Provide opportunities for choices.
- Praise your child for completing responsibilities. This will boost your child’s self-esteem.
- Teach good health and safety habits. Children need to learn to care for themselves.
- Make it your child’s responsibility to get all homework done on time.
- Help your child get organized. Teach them to keep all school work in one place and write down assignments.
- Divide big task into smaller parts, so that success will encourage your child to tackle new responsibilities.
- As your child matures, offer ways to earn, save, and manage money.
- Encourage concern for the feelings and needs of others in your family and community.
Children learn by what they see and hear.
* Set a good example *Act responsibly