Wouldn’t we do just about anything to help our kids perform better, academically? After all, all parents’ efforts are directed towards giving their kids a sound education, honing their skills, and making the best of their latent talents, because all of these can lead to a better performance in class. Let us find out how this can be organized, now.
Find a school your kids feel comfortable in
This can be one of the biggest deciding factors when it comes to a child’s performance in class. A child’s comfort level plays a very important role in his/her performance, academically. Parents need to ensure that their kids like the schools they attend, thrive in their environments, and do not feel pressurized there. Parents should also find out if their kids have to face any bullies in school.
When kids study in a healthy, happy, secure, productive environment where their all-round development is boosted with a lot of love and care, their performance in class can improve automatically.
Give kids a good atmosphere to study in
Kids need a certain kind of atmosphere conducive to studying, once they come home from school. In school, they have the classroom atmosphere to study in – something similar at home would help them concentrate sufficiently, at home. It would be a good idea to give them a space for studying where there can be minimal distraction – no TV, no phones, no music, no noise. In general, an atmosphere that simulates the one they study in, at school.
This would give kids an environment similar to the one they have at school, and would, therefore, make it easy for them to focus on their studies. Anything other than this, and the kids can feel shocked and confused by the difference between the way they study at school, and then at home.
Give kids help with studies if need be
There are times when kids can require help with studies.
At times, kids might have to join a certain school a few weeks or even months after classes have begun (think of parents getting transferred from one place or country to another, and kids having to join a new school!) and as such, they can find it quite difficult to adjust to the new lessons or even syllabus.
Often, when kids have to miss classes for quite a few days for various reasons such as being out of town or unwell, they might require some extra help to make up for lost time and missed classes.
Kids might require some help with studies for various reasons, and providing them with that academic support as early as possible can enable them to perform better in class.
Encourage kids to play
It is extremely necessary for kids to play. Playing gives them something enjoyable and energetic to do, and diverts their minds from studies and all else. Playing enables kids to pick up a lot of life skills, bond with children of their age group, learn to think differently and understand various people and things better.
Playing energizes kids and inspires them to think fresh. This brings them brighter ideas which, when employed to studies, can fetch them better results. No wonder many parents find it beneficial to have their kids sent to Sports Classes so that they can benefit from learning and taking part in all kinds of sports related activities.
Teach kids to value their health
‘Health Is Wealth’, it is said. And correctly so. Good health is a great source of positive energy leading to positive thinking and quick, correct, intelligent thoughts and actions. A weak or unfit body can weaken the mind, thereby weakening a person’s determination and stamina.
When a child enjoys good health, s/he brims with energy and enthusiasm. S/he has the strength and endurance to try harder and harder to succeed and excel, and s/he can find inspiration all around, on the basis of a positive outlook. All these plus points translate themselves into better academic performance.
Kids need to be taught the value of good health from childhood, so that they practise healthy habits and hygiene to remain healthy, fit and happy all their lives.
Yoga and Meditation are great for good health and mental calm, which enable one to concentrate better on studies first, and work, later.
Let kids discover their talents
Studies, undoubtedly, are important; but your kids need to know that there is a life beyond studies, as well. Kids need to know that they can be having other strengths to feel good about or make a career out of – like singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, acting, fashion designing, cooking and baking, and so many other interesting things! Let kids discover their talents.
Discovering their talents gives kids more things to feel good about, channelize their energy and efforts into, and count as their strengths. All these factors add on to the general capability of children, and inspire and enable them to perform better, academically.
As we can see, helping kids to perform better in class can be accomplished in various ways that are effective and that can have long-lasting good results, to help the kids develop into capable, wise adults.
After all, this is what all parents want their kids to be.