How to help your child with their study

This one is part of my challenges too :p

Becoming a working mother is challenging, lots of responsibilities in limited time can be very stressful. For instead, My daughter, she need to be accompanied to do her homework, though not all the time but most of the time. 😀 She is very dependent to me and others for almost everything, that is so frustrating.

As a person, there is a time you are not in good condition to do all the responsibilities, mood swing etc. meanwhile after you got home and found out that your daughter hasn’t finished her homework or soon there will be a class exam and she had a lot things to catch up but always so many reasons to avoid it. That depressed me a lots -__-

I have to admit that i become a horrible mom when tired, worried and lots of thought came over me all at once.

let’s stop talking about me…

It’s impossible to do it in the future, she need to be independent and i ask google tips for it 🙂

I found this article quite fit to my necessaries

Let’s summarized it 🙂
The Keys Are:

 1.Turn off the TV set.

Of course 🙂

2.What about the radio or other audio devices?

Some people can be more focused but my child no, it will distract her concentration.

3.Certain rules should be set about the family phone during study hours.

She doesn’t have a cellphone and no one calls for her

4.Designate specific areas for homework and studying

Bulletin board is a good idea

 5.Regularity is a key factor in academic success.

Yes, Agree!

 6.Consider you child’s developmental level when setting the amount of time for homework.

This need her will to do it 😀

7.Organize study and homework projects. Get a large calendar, one that allows space for jotting down things in the daily boxes. Rip it apart so that you (and the child) can sequentially mount the school months for the current semester. For example, you can tear off September, October, November, December, and January and mount them from left to right across one wall. Have the child use a bold color writing instrument (felt tip pen) to mark exam dates in one color, reports that are coming due in a different color, et cetera. This will serve as a reminder so that things aren’t set aside until the last dangerous moment.

Hmm Ok, Noted

8.Teach your child that studying is more than just doing homework assignments. One of the most misunderstood aspects of schoolwork is the difference between studying and doing homework assignments. Encourage your child to do things like:

  • take notes as he’s reading a chapter
  • learn to skim material
  • learn to study tables and charts
  • learn to summarize what he has read in his own words
  • learn to make his own flashcards for quick review of dates, formulas, spelling words, et cetera

Note-taking is a critical skill and should be developed. Many students don’t know how to take notes in those classes that require them. Some feel they have to write down every word the teacher says. Others have wisely realized the value of an outline form of note-taking. Well prepared teachers present their material in a format that lends itself to outline form note taking..

Should notes ever be rewritten? In some cases, they should be, particularly if a lot of material was covered, and the youngster had to write quickly but lacks speed and organization. Rewriting notes takes time, but it can be an excellent review of the subject matter. However, rewriting notes isn’t worth the time unless they are used for review and recall of important information.

A home dictionary is essential, but if it is kept on a shelf to gather dust, it won’t do anyone any good. Keep it in an accessible place and let your child see you refer to it from time to time. If the family dictionary is kept in the living room and the child studies in his room, get him an inexpensive dictionary for his exclusive use. Good dictionary, encyclopedia and organizational skills depend on the ability to alphabetize. See if your child’s teacher practices alphabetizing in class. Try alphabetizing spelling words, family members’ names or a few favorite toys at home as a way of practicing.

This is good information for me, Noted!

 9.Help your child to feel confident for tests.

Of Course 🙂

10.During a homework session, watch for signs of frustration.

Well as a working mom, dealing with time and homework sometimes i become a pushy mom 😛 sorry dear :*

11.Should parents help with homework? Yes-if it is clearly productive to do so, such as calling out spelling words or checking a math problem that won’t prove. No-if it is something the child can clearly handle himself and learn from the process. And help and support should always be calmly and cheerfully given. Grudging help is worse than no help at all! Read directions, or check over math problems after your child has completed the work. Remember to make positive comments – you don’t want your child to associate homework with fights at home. Model research skills by involving your child in planning a family trip. Help your child locate your destination on a map or atlas. Use traditional encyclopedia or a CD-ROM to find information about the place you will visit; try the Internet or books in the library.

She always asking me to accompany her to study or do her homework

12.How best to handle report cards?

There’s no such card in public school only private school deliver a report card

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