Child’s learning — at home!
Here’s how to help them hit the books and develop good study habits
- Sit down with your kids and lay out expectations now, when the school year is starting, rather than waiting until problems arise.
- Two or three goals is plenty, and you’ll get better results if your child helps decide them.
Ask: What were your child’s stumbling blocks last year?
- Maybe homework time was running into bedtime, so agree on an earlier start time.
- Did your child resist reading?
- Work on ways to make it fun—maybe set up a reading tent under your dining room table.
- Review your child’s homework goals again in October, and perhaps once more in January.
- Adjust your plan as you go, letting your child take as much ownership of the process as possible.
Do you help your child regularly? Please tell us how often.
Oliver & Kim