Ready for school this year? Let us help you prepare your child for a productive and exciting 2018.

January 10th, 2018

New books, new stationery, new friends! These are just a few of the good things to look forward to when bringing in the new school year. Apart from these, there are many constant worries and running thoughts that both a child and a parent experience when preparing to face the pressure of school. Some parents depend on being productive by intensively preparing their child. This can mean relying heavily on extra tuition lessons to keep their child at the top of their game. This may necessarily be effective as children can make full use of their holidays, and maximise their individual potentials. On the other hand, some parents plan a well-deserved holiday break when their child produce good results the previous year. This is an even better reason to celebrate the end of the year as you are rewarding them. For others, they go through the trouble of constantly harping on what to expect for the coming year. This may be effective when done in moderation or when your child needs a constant reminder. You can also build your child’s confidence, give him or her a little motivational pep talk before school starts. Make casual conversations about what your child has encountered in school the year before. You should allow your child the opportunity to tell you stories and share his or her experience, whether bad or good. Steer away from constant disciplinary talks, and try to communicate with your child like a friend would. This will give your child opportunities to express his or her opinions more openly. Certain studies have shown that supportive and encouraging parental involvement is typically associated with higher achievement levels. Positive communication is key to school success, whereas parental pressure and punishment are negatively associated with school success. Communicating with your child’s school Having […]

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