Showing posts with label encouragement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label encouragement. Show all posts

Friday, July 12, 2013

How to Encourage Good Study Habits at an Early Age

Whether you enrol your children in a local school or a British international school in Tianjin, good study habits is very important.  It is a gift that you can impart to your kids and they will surely appreciate your intent by the time they reach university.  Education can be tough especially on children who do not have good study habits.  Acquiring knowledge and learning continuously is what studying is all about.  It helps students prepare and become proficient in each of their subjects.  The question is how do you encourage kids to develop good study habits? 




Start before school age

The basic foundation in developing study habits is when the student is willing to learn.  Thus, from the beginning when the child becomes conscious and active about the things around him or her, start the process of learning fun and exciting ways for them.  Develop their reading habits, encourage inquisitive minds, allow them to experiment and experience frustrations and disappointments, explain clearly, and create a learning environment at home such as a mini-library and playroom with lots of educational toys.

Instill the value of doing well

Explain to your child that one of the benefits of studying is doing well or performing excellently at school.  Reward excellent performances with good words, a treat, or just a simple hug will do.  Children are very curious; thus, you need to tell them how studying will make them smart, likeable to teachers and classmates, and help them achieve good grades.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Children Learn What They Live


Last quarter, while I was reading my youngest son's notes and lessons to prepare him for his review in his first quarter examinations, I was hooked-up on this passages in his Language book.  I find it very worthy and informative to share especially when it comes to rearing up our children. 

Here are some pointers to ponder that could serve as a guide and reminder for us.

If a child lives with:

Criticism, he learns to condemn.  He would always find others also wrong and would always look for other’s fault.

Hostility, he learns to hit back or fight back.

Ridicule, he learns to be shy and timid, always has the tendency to avoid mingling with other people.

Tolerance, he learns to be patient.  He would be able to endure and bear circumstances calmly.

Encouragement, he learns confidence. He will develop belief in himself and his ability.

Praise, he learns to appreciate. He will know how to value and recognize the good in others.

Fairness, he learns justice.  He will easily differentiate what is just and unjust.

Approval, he learns to like himself and would appreciate the feeling of attraction and admiration for someone.

Acceptance and friendship, he learns how to find love in the world.  He will be able to develop the sense of strong affection and caring for someone or something.

Faith, he will learn how to have a strong belief and trust in the Higher Being, someone or something.