The Recipe of Success
Ever heard of the quote ‘All successes begin with self-discipline’? It’s a quote ton of successful people in the world follow. A person when armed with self discipline has a tremendous asset for addressing life’s challenges. Self-discipline is a primary quality that helps children attain success in life.
Success in the classroom doesn’t come from a single thing. It’s the right mixture of attitude, habit and effort. Students that score good grades in exams excel with practice. So as a parent how can you help your child develop study skill to achieve academic success? Keep reading to find more.
How Can Children Develop Study Discipline
1. Sit with kids
Children do better when parents get involved in their academic lives. It’s a great way to be informed about how their children are progressing. Make sure your children see homework as a priority. Homework is an extension of classroom learning. While children do homework, be available to interpret, offer guidance and answer questions. Resist the urge of giving correct answers. Learning from mistakes is part of the process. Let children experience and learn from their mistakes.
2. Follow the kid’s learning style
To help a child learn effectively it’s important the parent understands children’s style of studying. Visual learners prefer using images to remember things. Verbal learners prefer saying things out loud both in speech and writing. A kinesthetic learner will learn by using a sense of touch. Similarly, social or solitary learners will prefer to study in either group or alone respectively.
When the child is comfortably settled in his style of studying he should be able to concentrate and learn better.
3. Setting weekly goals and then bigger goals
Setting weekly goals can be amazingly effective. By knowing what they want to achieve, they also invariably know where they need to concentrate. Setting small goals is a great way to improve. It gives children long-term vision and short-term motivation. Sharp defined goals also helps students measure their progress.
With appreciation for small achievements, children feel motivated to set bigger goals With practice, the habit of setting and achieving goals will inspire them and persevere with challenges.
4. Don’t allow procrastination
Procrastination is a part of human behaviour. Most people procrastinate because they are not enthusiastic about a task. In the children’s case, there is something more interesting or exciting. ‘Not now’, ‘Later’, ‘Tomorrow’ should be answered with a ‘Now’. Extra 15 or 30 minutes of play or TV time can be always entertained after completing homework.
Be gentle and encourage children to complete their studies in stipulated time. Model positive and self-regulatory behaviour. Children who procrastinate are generally busy doing things they shouldn’t be doing. Pay close attention and lead them into doing the right thing. Let them fail or learn the consequence of their actions.
5. Practise Daily Exercises, Play and Meditation
Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, active kids sleep better. They are also able to handle physical and emotional challenges exceptionally well. Combining regular physical activity with a healthy diet is key to a healthy mind. Meditating regularly will train children’s minds to disable negative thoughts. It will help enhance their ability to remain focused and calm. Playing games helps inherit qualities like planning and execution. It helps to learn problem-solving techniques. They also learn how to follow rules.
These activities automatically wire the brain to work in a disciplined manner.
6. Attempting Success
Ultimately, the goal is to help your children achieve success in life. With your support teach children to be armed with tools to manage tasks effectively. Let children make decisions of their own. They will learn to face the consequences of their decisions. Forcing discipline on children won’t teach them anything. Keep a two-way communication channel open. It will help them understand the underlying reasons for your rules.