You are your child’s first teacher. No matter how busy you are, set aside some time to read to and with your child. Reading to your child encourages him to develop a reading culture. Take some time during the weekends to discuss books, stories and events with your child so that you can test his memory. Start with easier books or short stories until you see that his thinking capacity expanded and start introducing him to biographies and easy to read history texts. Make your reading sessions interesting to always keep the child engrossed.
Teach him through daily experiences
Although the child learned a lot from school, there are so many more ideas that he could gain from home through his everyday activities. If he sees something and asks questions, do not just answer and shun him away. Develop the answers with him and make him understand so that he gains the ability to reason and think. Learn what interests your child and always encourage him to ask questions. Through his, his brain will be active and he will find it easier to think in school.
Keep track of your child’s studies
The biggest mistake that most parents make is leaving school matters to the teachers. Most parents do not even know what their children are learning in school. According to them, their sole responsibility in school is fee payment. Ask your child what he learned in school and always be interested to listen. Visit his school and track his progress as well as his behavior in school. When you show interest and encouragement, your child will have the motivation to keep performing well or even much better. If you notice any problem, make inquiries and help your child to solve it.
Be understanding and encouraging
It is very good to always expect good grades from your child. However, the best way to encourage your child is to be understanding. Although you want him to be among the top students, try to understand his potential first. Just encourage, support and teach him to do his best.
Learn what he is good at and help him make that better. He might not be very good in mathematics, but he can be the best in arts. Help him learn and appreciate his talents.
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Ruby Andrew lives in Bristol, UK and is an avid reader and blogger. Since her early years she’s had a passion for writing. Her articles have been published in leading UK newspapers. Her areas of interest are food, reviews (Book/Movie), Travel, Fashion, and Lifestyle.