Helping Your Child Excel in School

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This Type A lady needs help in so many ways… I love that I have great friends and resources to give me good, practical advice!

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Gayla Fields is a great friend.  She’s teamed with me today to give you a timely article on how to help your children succeed in school.

I’m so happy she let me put every tip into a handy checklist!  “Check” it out below…

And, as always, base all your actions on the Word of God:

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

How to Help Your Child Excel in School

1. Maintain structure.  Children and teens may complain about your rules, but they need them.  Maintain a routine after school: snack time – homework – play – dinner – cleanup. Children feel protected by structure and perform better with it.

2. Create a study area. Fill it with all the items needed to complete their work. Make sure this area is NOT in front of a TV!

3. Form a positive relationship with your children’s teachers.  This allows parents to support the teacher and school experience.

4. Give kids consequences for their choices/behaviors. If a child does homework without complaining, praise the child and give a reward such as playing a game with them or spending time together (NOT in front of the TV!) If a child refuses to do homework or lies about homework, remove a privilege or make bedtime earlier.  Allow your child to experience consequences!

4.  Love your husband or wife. Statistics show that children in homes whose parents have happy marriages do better in school.

Watch for more info in the future!

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