Back to school: 4 tips to establish study habits after the holidays
Finish the holidays and we have to go back to reality: the school and its daily routine of schedules, classes, extracurricular activities and, of course, study. How to establish the study habits in children? Especially after the summer holidays, which have been almost out of hours, this can be an arduous task.
From now on, the children will have to sit for a long time doing the tasks that the teachers send them. Be more or less, and your children more or less fast, the truth is that Getting back into the habit of sitting for maybe hours is a complicated taskHow do we help him so that it is not an ordeal for him ... and for the parents?
Tips to create study habits in the smallest
1.- Establish time and place. Establishing a routine for homework will help your child settle. Let your child choose the place where he is most comfortable and the time he concentrates best, but make sure it is a quiet place away from television as the main study technique.
It's good to keep in mind that not all children are the same: some prefer to finish tasks as soon as they get home, while others prefer to go out and play, and then do them. It is good that they themselves decide how to do it, because it will make them aware that it is a responsibility and, although the order of the factors does not matter, the product must be finished by the end of the day. Of course, at this point experts usually recommend not doing homework right at the end of the day, it will stress the children and prevent them from sleeping well.
2.- Parents present. At the age at which they begin to have homework, homework is the moment in which they truly learn what they have seen at school. Being with them will help them at that time. So for example, after reading the exercise together, ask your child to explain what you need to do and not guide him unless he is not understanding, so you will encourage him to learn more and better.
Experts advise be close to children while doing their homework so that they can ask us the doubts that arise, but, yes, never answer them without further ado. As a tip: stay close but not on top of it and, if you see that you have too many doubts because you do not understand it, talk to your teacher.
3.- Do not correct him.We have talked about answering your questions, and this is related to the failures. If you see that it is wrong, do not correct it: If you do it, the teacher will not be able to see the next day when he fails to teach him correctly. Now, you can indicate that in some exercise there is something that is not right to, in this way, encourage him to be the one who seeks the correct solution and finds his own work and progress.
4.- Beware of frustration. No matter how hard you try, the duties will generate moments of frustration for children if they see that they are not able to finish correctly some exercise. Your role here is important for you to teach your child to cope with this feeling. For example, a good method is to take a short break to clear yourself, so that when you return to the exercise you look "with other eyes".
Angela R. Bonachera