We understand that parenting can be a challenging experience, and at some stage we can all do with some tips for school success to help our kids excel academically. Also, it’s never too late to focus on building good habits in your kids that simplify your life as a parent.
In this article, we’ll explore a range of popular school success tips to help your child establish and maintain habits that are essential for achieving academic success.
Firstly, remember that you, as a parent, hold the position of being your child’s very first and most influential educator. When parents actively engage in their child’s educational journey, it not only enhances academic performance but also fosters a positive attitude towards school. Parental support plays a major role in ensuring children thrive academically.
So, lets dive in with our most popular 8 tips for academic success.
Tips for School Success
#1: Create a Structured Daily Routine:
Develop a daily schedule for school days, setting wake-up times, breakfast time, school departure, return from school, dinner, homework, and bedtime. Consider posting this schedule on your refrigerator or using a small whiteboard.
Discuss this with your child, taking their age and maturity into account. While your decisions are final, involving them in the planning process can minimize resistance and foster a sense of ownership over their routine.
#2 Creating a Positive Morning Ritual:
This is one of our favourite tips for academic success. Morning rituals are simply a series of habits that are repeated each day. They can be positive and set your child up for a great start, or they can be the opposite and create a bad start for the day. Think about your own morning ritual – does it have positive habits and actions that set you up for a great day? One very positive morning habit for your child is to rise early and begin each morning with a nutritious breakfast. Just like a car needs high-quality fuel to run efficiently, their body requires a healthy start to perform at its best. Having your child start the school day in a positive way sets them up for a great day of learning.
#3: The Power of Attitude:
With the right attitude, the difficult becomes easy. This is one of our popular tips that we often promote with our martial arts kids in our classes: Encourage your child to approach each school day with a mindset of readiness to concentrate, exert effort, and get enjoyment from the process of learning. When they approach their educational challenges with enthusiasm they set themselves up with a lifetime habit of self-motivated growth.
#4: Set Up Homework Habits:
Establishing a set time and a peaceful environment for your child to complete their homework goes a long way towards building the right habits for academic success. Allow them regular, but short “brain breaks” if you see them struggling with their ability to focus. Encourage them to do a thorough job and set in place the habits of time management by reminding them to start work on their assignments early .
#5: Build A Strong Teacher-Parent Connection:
Teachers are very knowledgeable in helping kids to learn and are very experienced in getting the best out of kids in class. Also, they are fully aware that your child’s progress reflects their abilities, and so they naturally have your child’s best interests in mind. We too are well aware of this in our martial arts dojo. Open communication with your child’s school teacher (and their martial arts instructor) is key to nurturing an excellent relationship with them to help your child do well. Don’t hesitate to contact them, ask questions, and express any concerns.
#6: Share their school experiences at home:
As parents, this was a very helpful tip for school success that we had found. Engaging with your kids about their school experiences sets up open communication between you and them about school and can reveal a great deal about their challenges and difficulties so you can step in with solutions and assistance. Ask them what they’ve learned today and encourage them to share their favourite moments. Be fully present and show genuine appreciation for their achievements. Offer compliments when they do an excellent job telling you about their day.
Tips for Academic Success #7: Promote Positive Friendships at School:
Provide strong support for your child’s friendships with peers who demonstrate good character and healthy habits. Meanwhile, gently steer them away from relationships with children who may have a negative influence. The operative term here is ‘gentleness.’ This approach requires subtlety, as even minor cues from you can make this tip backfire. Striking the right balance is crucial, as excessive pressure may lead to resistance or reluctance in sharing details about their friends.
#8: Creating a Consistent Bedtime Routine:
Just like the start of the day routines help set kids up for a positive day at school, a regular end of day routine is important to ensure they wake up well rested to begin the next day. The aim is to have a set bedtime each night, ensuring it’s early enough for them to obtain adequate sleep. A good routine that concludes the day with calming, low-energy activities such as reading helps them to ease into bedtime. Make sure this bedtime routine becomes second nature, so it effortlessly becomes a part of their nightly habits.
Another quick, but interesting read about this topic can be found on the ABC National website at: https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/how-to-help-your-kids-perform-at-school-without-pressure/100308140
At The Academy of Choi Kwang Do, we know that children thrive when provided with consistency, routine, and discipline. Combine this with a positive attitude, good role models and positive habits and you stack to odds in favour of your child achieving academic success.
Our commitment to assisting young students in achieving success extends well beyond martial arts and self-defence. Through the action of learning martial arts, we teach valuable skills and attitudes that can be applied at school such as goal-setting, self confidence, resilience, and the benefits of commitment.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of our martial arts program for your child, schedule a chat with one of our experienced instructors. Call 47210596, or leave your details on our website: https://www.academyckd.com.au
As parents, you can count on our support in reinforcing these principles within our martial arts school, while you continue to apply them at home. We take pride in being a local business that has positively impacted many Townsville families through our programs, ultimately benefiting our local community. We hope that these Tips For School Success have been helpful.