Tired of helping your kids with homework and studying for tests?
Too bad. It's part of being a parent.
But, according to The Washington Post, there's some simple things you can do to help them study.
- Make a routine - set a time and space for it
- Make a schedule - plan on breaks
- Keep it fresh - constantly change it up and mix it up
- Test yourself - use self-quizzing as a way to check your retention
- Learn to teach - if they can teach it, then they clearly know it
"Time may show that I am a horrible parent, but I think that failure is such an efficient teacher. My dad never showed me how to study. He simply set the expectation for what I had to achieve in school and I figured out how to get there through trial and error. If I did ask for his help, he always helped me. But there was freedom to figure it out on my own. Even in elementary school. I think that made me more independent."
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