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6 Tips To Help Your Child Excel In School

As a parent, it’s completely natural (and expected) that you want your child to do the very best. This most certainly goes for their education too. There are plenty of benefits to homeschooling, and one of them is being able to push your child more and closely watch over their education. It’s tougher to achieve this when your child is physically going to school each day. But nonetheless, if your child is going to school or is being homeschooled, you can still help them. Here are some tips to ensure that your kid is excelling at school.

1) Make sure your child is doing well academically

As you start offering more academic support to your child, it can be hard to tell if they're actually making progress. How are their grades? How easy are they absorbing information? Are they learning or only memorizing things? It’s the Age of Learning, so make sure you are keeping a close eye out for your little one and their education.

2) Encourage your child to study for at least 30 minutes a day

Children are not always motivated to study. They have many interests, and often, you will find them playing video games or watching tv instead of doing school work. But if you can get your child to study for 30 minutes a day at least 3 days per week (preferably every day), it can help their grades and increase their chance of going to college. Overall, get your child to study, and afterward, reward them for the behavior.

3) Help them find a mentor who can show them what it takes to succeed academically

When it comes to academics, it can be hard to know where to turn. This is why they need a mentor. A mentor can offer guidance, advice, and a general sense of direction in order for you to succeed academically. There is the Big Brother and Big Sister program; these can be a great way to get them to have a mentor.

4) Encourage your child to take on extracurricular activities that interest them

Extracurricular activities are a great way to keep children engaged and active while they are in school. It's important to let them explore their interests and find the things that they enjoy doing. Activities in the arts, athletics, or other areas of exploration can be helpful for students because it provides them with a creative outlet and helps them develop skills that will enhance their learning in school.

5) Teach your child how to manage their time and prioritize tasks

Parents need to teach their children how to manage their time and prioritize tasks. This will help them become more efficient in the workplace, and they will be able to get things done in a timely manner. If something is due tomorrow, make sure they do their work well in advance.

6) Watch out for signs of student burnout

Students often suffer from this mental illness, and it can lead to a lack of motivation and chronic exhaustion. Make sure you don’t push your kid too much, let them still be kids!