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Tips to help kids do well in school


Kids with good support system at home normally perform well in school. We, as parents, can give our kids the learning tools that they need; guidance and proper nourishment to keep up with the demands of a busy school life.

Initially, young kids should be taught the value of time management by setting a regular or fix study hour. Some kids do their assignments right after taking their snacks. Others prefer to study after dinner.

You can invest in school materials like a cute study desk and comfy chair to develop a liking for studies. Make their little corner appealing to them, buy hdmi cables if necessary. Essential school items like dictionary, pencil and paper should be placed within their reach. Distractions such as playing gadgets and computer use should be minimized during regular school days.

Prepare simple yet nutritious food for your kids. Properly nourished kids are more alert and learn better in school.

As for teenage kids like I have, it is the stage when kids are very curious and want to try things out. It is very important to be there for them and let them know how important their studies are.

You should ensure that your kids have a specific space and furniture for their studies. When they perform well, you must reward and praise them for their good deeds. Be patient with them and never compare them with other kids because every child is unique. You can also let them choose a study time that suits them so that they do not have to be pushed around.

Review your teen’s assignments everyday and show interest in their studies by asking them what they learn in school. Ultimately, remember that motivating your kid is not a onetime thing but lasts as long as they are in school.

Teaching our kids and supporting them do well in school be it the preschool in Thornton CO  will give our children the foundation to be successful later in life.

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Upbeat songs

Got a little nostalgic the other day when my daughter requested me to help her find at least 50 popular dance craze/songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000 onwards. Each song brought so many good memories from my younger years. I forgot most of the titles, but not the tunes. I had fun researching for the title of each song. I even bookmarked some of them and play them over and over again. Some songs begin with guitar strumming and end up with Bongos played by the hand. I could spend hours and hours listening to upbeat songs of the past.

Get rid of clutter

With only a couple of weeks before the opening of classes, the kids should have already cleared their respective study tables of stuff that they no longer use. This is to give way to their new set of books, notebooks, and other items. It would be easier for them to sort their stuff without the clutter. Their study tables don’t have cabinet hinges to hold all their belongings, so they might as well get rid of the old stuff.

The fruit of their labor

The kids are doing okay in school. I’ve witnessed how my daughter struggle to maintain her scholarship. She got 3.12 in final grades which is equivalent to superior. She said she will try her best to maintain or exceed her previous achievement for the second term.

My son, on the other hand, received this recognition from his adviser.  Job well done kids. We are so proud of you both. With your determination I believe that both of you can reach your individual goals someday.

Dedicated student

My daughter no longer needs to be told what to do during school days. Such a trait I always admire in her. She divides her time with her assignments, but at the same time, knows when to relax. Relaxing for this young lady means listening to her favorite songs from her MP3 player for long hours, in fact, she’s sleeping with those earphones (which I don’t really approve of).

To show our daughter how much we appreciate her and her dedication to her studies, hubby and I, try in every way we can to have the things that she needs. Last summer, we bought her a second-hand laptop so she can make her assignments and projects without being interrupted. The family shares one computer after my laptop gave up on me last year. The young lady was grateful that she has her own laptop. It’s not the high-end brand, but functions perfectly well.

For hubby and me, our children are the best gifts that we have ever received and as much as we can, we provide for them to the best of our abilities, or at least, the best that our hard-earned money can afford us.