Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
In order to continue the habit as long as possible, the habits should be developed in their earliest establish to begin with. It’s never too early to introduce your child to positive study habits, which will reward his or her endeavors throughout life. As parents, effective techniques must be studied in order to further the development of our children.
1. Become well established role models
Developing well established study habits for a child begins with parents. Just like the old adage, “it’s not what you say, it’s what you conduct.” Well established study habits should begin at a very young age; when a child is one to two years of age, he or she is ready to begin training in acquiring well established study habits. The initial lessons begin with his or her observing parents at work modeling well established study habits.
2. Install the love of studying
Let the child understand that studying is fun. Long before the child begins school, parents should begin to instill the love of studying. Read to the child, and ensure the house is well stocked with books and toys that stimulate his or her imagination. The more the child’s curiosity is stimulated, the more likely he or she is to be motivated to work hard and follow through to get the answers he or she wants.
3. Galvanize the child to conduct the best
Let the child understand the satisfaction of a job well conducted by attempting ones’ best, and finishing what he or she begins. Make sure the child understands that although parents like him or her to conduct well, conducting well in school is something he or she conducts primarily for himself or herself, so the child can be proud of him or herself and gain self-confidence.
4. Demonstrate persistence to the child
In order to establish well established study habits, parents need to assist the child to be persistent. The most important of all the habits is to be consistent in whatever he or she conducts. Being consistent is what makes great people and great lives.
5. Teach the child the consequences of responsibility
As students, conducting well in school is something children must conduct. It’s their responsibility to complete studying before he or she wants to conduct something else, such as playing games, watching TV. Conducting chores is also his or her responsibility as a family member.
6. Develop the child’s organizational skills
Assist the child organize things. For example, for toddlers, need to clean up toys after playing with them. For teenagers, need to organize assignments over weeks.
7. Assist the child study to manage time
Assist him or her organize a after-school schedule for every subject on a daily basis. This really assists the child be organized, be up-to-date or beyond on the school material. Establish a routine for completing schoolwork. Agree on a set time and stick to it. Ensure the child constructs regular study time into his or her schedule. Most tests are scheduled well in advance, and review each night will produce much better results than using last-minute studying method.
Guide a teen’s overall time commitments, ensure to take a balance on a part-time job, extracurricular activities, socializing and household chores. Teach the teen refocus on priorities.
8. Galvanize the child reading
Reading to a little child makes him or her like to read when older. Make sure the child enters his or her upper-grade studies with strong reading skills.
9. Galvanize the child to ask questions
Galvanize him or her to ask questions about the surrounding world to inspire his or her curiosity, which constructs his or her inner motivation to study.