Change your child's life with these successful educational strategies

Parents are always looking for a better way to support with the education of their children. To encourage children, parents must first be motivated to help their children learn. The few strategies provided here is a good start to make sure that children successfully operate the educational system.

Reading- Parents should start reading for their children at a very early age. Reading should be motivated all times. Children should have a library card and visit books stores on a frequent schedule. Parents can have children learn a poem or a small speech to help keep their mind sharp and ready for reading.

Homework- A homework timetable should be developed for children, including what time to do homework each day, how much time should be devoted to homework each day and where in the house to do homework. In addition, if the school doesn't provide a homework assignment on any given day then the parent should develop homework assignments. Reading is always suitable for homework.

Home Organization- Parents should arrange their home for success by creating a special room with educational tools available such as: computer, printer, books, pens, paper, dictionary, newspapers and magazines. Additionally, the house should have book shelves with lots of books. The house should also be organized with educational posters, pictures, certificates and awards in the proper way.

Parental Involvement- Parents should involve in their children's activities throughout their educational career. Attending parent teacher meeting, talking to children about their school work, checking school assignments, enrolling them into educational programs after school and during summer months, reading to and with them and providing lots of inspiration is a must for all parents.

Career Exposure- Whenever possible, children should be discovered to people working in different platforms. For example, having their talk with doctors, lawyers, teachers and other professionals about what they do on their jobs is a good beginning. Motivate children to read more about various careers. Following friends on their jobs is another excellent way to help children target their minds and direct their attention to thinking about their own future.

Allowance- Parents should give children their favourite gifts as an allowance on a weekly or biweekly schedule if children complete all home responsibilities. Responsibilities should include doing homework every day, studying, completing all assignments at school and reading regularly. Parents should also designate other home responsibilities for their children.

Time Management- Parents should work with their children to develop a to-do list for success. The plan should include everything from what time to wake up in the morning, to what time to go to bed, to what time to eat, what time to do homework, what time to go to practice, what time to do household tasks and the schedule should be written down. Giving children some kind of schemer with a big calendar would help them write it down and help them become better organized.

Encouragement- When children earn good grades; parents should give them positive blow and explain to them how important it is to keep good grades. Also, when students bring home their report cards, they should be placed on the refrigerator door so the entire family can see the accomplishments and make additional encouraging statements. This can also be done with tests, quizzes and sports. Praise your children whenever they do well on any assignment at school and display the final assignment throughout the house.

Maths- Children should be taught at a young age that maths is a very important and interesting subject. Parents should orally ask maths questions (mental maths) to their children whenever possible. Questions can be addition, subtraction or multiplications anything. Answers should be also verbal. Start with small maths problems. Children should also be allowed to take part in real life maths problems such as: buying things or food at a store on their own, weighting fruits and vegetables at the market and measuring things in the kitchen.

Educational Trips- Educational trips to museums, zoo and plays are a good way to introduce children to cultural activities. Parents should spend time with children discussing what was noticed on trips. Family trips out of town should be planned to small towns and villages to give children deeper insights.

Musical Instrument- All children should learn how to play the musical instruments. Learning to play the piano is very popular nowadays, but learning to play any other instrument can help children improve their concentration, self-worth and confidence. It can also advance student achievement by improving liveliness in hands, improve reading skills, reinforce memorisation skills and developing better social skills through interaction with others.

Educational Programs- Enroll children into educational programs after school hours and during the summer holidays. Programs should have some educational value as well as being interesting to the contestant. Children will improve social skills and students success at the same time.

Self Esteem- Develop positive self-esteem by having children begin the day brushing their teeth and looking into the mirror to make positive statements about themselves, their day or their dreams. He/she could make positive statements such as: I am an excellent student, or I am the best sportsperson on the team, or I will earn an A++ on my test. Also, he/she have to cancel out any negative statements with positive statements.

Reward- Rewards for children can be a prime mover for success. When children are successful at school, parents should provide small rewards of appreciation. Parents could cook their child's favorite meal, take them out to a restaurant and allow them to stay up later or play video games a little longer. Parents should make a decision what they believe is right. Don't react over on it.

Be an Example- Parents should show how education is important in their home by reading the newspaper or books around their children. Taking children with them when they go to purchase books at the book store is a good example. Parents displaying their degrees or awards in their home is important to family.

Show Love- Love should always be a part of the decisions that parents make with reference to their children. Parents should always understand that improving their child's education is very important, but love is what will help children to achieve their goals. Hugging children to express appreciation and love is must and important.

Goals- The setting of goals should start at an early age. Parents should start asking children what their interests in life are at a young age. The favourite question of some parents is: what do you want to do when you grow up? Parents can influence children's goals by talking to them about what their best subjects. Children’s have to develop short term goals, such as: I will earn two A's on my next report card. With that goal help them to write a plan on how they will reach that goal. The same thing can be done with long term goals. Celebrate when children achieve their goals.

Extra Curricular Activities- Being a part of activities and sports outside of the regular school day is a good way to keep children healthy, sharp and alert for their academic workload. Children should participate in some activity that keeps their interest and keep them motivated. They should also understand that academics are first and if their grades are not at a high level, all activities will stop.

High Expectations- If children know from day one that their parents expect good grades in school; chances are their grades will be good. Parents should always tell children what they expect from them, but be sensible when making these expectations. The expectations should be achievable and a bit above what the child thinks of him or her and through encouragement and steadiness, great things can be achieved. When expectations are developed, support to make the expected outcome should also be presented. Example; if parents expect the child to learn how to play the piano in six months, they must provide a piano teacher, piano and a time to practice the piano.

Parents possibly have the greatest influence on the success or failure of their children. Parents who get involved and seek positive strategies are ensuring a successful life for their family. The strategies listed above is a sample of the many ways parents can utilise to motivate their children for success at school and in life.

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