School-age children, in general, if they are not properly guided and encouraged, lose interest in the educational part and just want to play and have fun, they can come to see school as an obligation that instead of motivating them will make them feel that it is something tedious and boring, but: how can you make it not so? How is it possible that they not only see learning as an obligation but also that it seems fun and valuable?
If you are looking for ideas, surely these practical tips are for you, they will help you not only for your child(ren) to have a better performance, but they will help you to improve the relationship and feel part of their educational process. You have to remember that as a father or mother you must support and supervise the educational process and not neglect what your child is learning at school.
Tips for good performance and school development in your child
1.- Encourage your child through praise and positive words. It is very important for your son to feel your support as a father or mother, so avoid criticizing him, judging him and using negative words that make him feel belittled. The best thing you can do is encourage it.
2.- Acknowledge his interests and support him. Not all children show the same tastes and interests in specific subjects, there are those who like reading more and others like numbers. Although they must learn everything, it is important not to limit or make them feel bad because it takes more time to learn a specific subject.
3.- Promotes their independence and responsibility. As a Father or Mother you must supervise, but you must not provide all the answers or do the activities for them. It is essential that you allow him to develop by promoting his independence, letting him learn through his effort and feeling responsible for his school activities.
4.- Establish schedules. There is time for everything, time to have fun and time to do homework and learn. Establish a schedule so that in this way your child does not feel tired and in this way learns to be more organized, this will help him in the future in his work environment.
5.- Reward him. When your child does things well, the prizes will encourage him and help him feel motivated. You don't have to reward him with material or expensive things, you can do some activity together or take him to play, to the movies, or any activity that he likes.
6.- Apply the learning in your day to day. Talk to your child about the things he learns and show him how he can use that knowledge through everyday activities, such as doing sums when going to the supermarket or shopping.
7.- Supervise the time of television, games and leisure. Although not everything is homework, it is important that you do not exceed leisure time and that you supervise what your child is seeing and doing.
8.- Find extra activities. There are many activities that your child can do that will help him to improve his intelligence or his skills; such as: reading, practicing a sport, painting or playing a musical instrument.
As a Father or Mother you have in your hands the responsibility of being the one who guides and offers all the possibilities to your child. Good school performance is achieved by instilling values at home and encouraging it through positive reinforcement. Helping him grow and motivate him will allow him to develop properly and achieve success in whatever he sets out to do.