Home: 5 Things You Can Do At Home to Help Your Child Get Better Grades
Learning happens in the classroom, but learning prep happens at home. Here are 5 things you can do at home to help your child get better grades.
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Also check out iMOM’s Homework Magic helper.
- Sleep = Success. Do you know how much sleep your child really needs each night to function well in school? Here’s how much sleep the experts recommend.
- Fueling the brain. School-age brains need lots of fuel to stay sharp. That begins with eating healthy food at home. Start your child’s day with a good breakfast. If you’re in a rush, choose a cereal that is fortified with vitamins and minerals. The milk your child gets in his cereal will also increase the nutritional value. Think twice before having breakfast bars or other quickie meals on a regular basis. They usually don’t have a lot of protein and do have lots of sugar.
- Peace and
Planning. Okay, Mom, you will more
likely have peace in the morning if you get organized the night before. And, if
you can manage it, get yourself ready before your kids get up so you can
respond to any morning emergencies or last-minute needs.
Also on the home front, studies show that even infants are negatively affected when their parents argue. So, take a mature approach to conflict within your marriage and model how to handle disagreements calmly and respectfully.
Your children are soaking in more than you know, and if they sense that the stability of their home life is in jeopardy, they’ll lose some of their ability to focus on what they need to: schoolwork and the joys of childhood.
zones. It might sound radical, but
lots of families have a no-TV, no-video game policy during the school
week. Once you get your kids to buy into
it, you don’t have to argue about it.
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