How to study properly: tips for parents

Doing homework and studying in general is often difficult for children. All members of the family are also uncomfortable with it. However, if simple rules are followed, studying becomes easier. But in some cases, a child may need the help of all family members and Let’s take a closer look at these rules.

Turn off the TV

Make a rule for the whole family: when the child studies, no one in the room turns on the TV. Otherwise, the child will definitely be distracted.

Is it okay to listen to the radio or music through speakers in the house?

Many experts recommend turning off music and eliminating any other sources of noise. However, practice shows that most children can easily work without distraction if there is a radio playing in the house. However, if the sounds do distract your child, it’s best to listen to music with headphones on.

Establish rules about the use of cell phones in the home

While the child is studying, he should only use the phone on special occasions (for example, to call a classmate for homework). Be clear about when your child can use the smartphone.

Provide a place for your child to study

This is best done in the child’s room. If he does not have his own room, the kitchen or another room is also suitable. The important thing is that nothing distracts your child while he does his homework.

Choose a place to study according to the principle that functionality is more important than aesthetics. See if all the learning tools such as pens, pencils, paper, textbooks, etc., fit on the table.

Attach a cork board to your child’s desk

On it, he can post schedules and other important information. Allow your child to decorate the board to his or her liking. Talk to him about what he needs to do his homework. Make sure your child writes down all homework in a journal so he can better organize his schedule and won’t forget anything.

Consistency is the key to success

It is important for your child to have a stable routine if he is to be successful in learning. Try to organize things around the house so that lunch is at the same time every day. After lunch, your child should have homework.

Allocate enough time for your child to learn lessons

Take the age of the child into account. High school students can concentrate on a task for an hour, while 1st graders are unlikely to be able to sit still for more than 15 minutes. Allowing him to take breaks can be a reward for completing one homework assignment.

Organize the homework process

Cropped shot of a young girl studying with her mother nearby to help

Your child should make sure all assignments are completed on time. He can put reminder stickers on the corkboard or make reminders on his smartphone. This will help the child not put off assignments until the last minute.

Explain to your child that learning is not just about doing homework

The most common misconception about studying is to reduce it to just doing homework. Teach your child things that are useful for learning:

  1. Take notes while reading a book;
  2. Glance through a text and pick out key information;
  3. Analyze tables and graphs;
  4. Retelling what they read in their own words;
  5. write dates, formulas, words, and other relevant information on flashcards.

Note-taking is an important skill to develop

Some students don’t know how to do it. Others think they need to write down everything word for word. And only some know how to highlight and outline.