No two teens will go through the same high-school experiences. Some teens are naturally more suited to schoolwork and the motivation needed to do well, whereas others are not. Due to this, some teenagers can consistently achieve during their school years while others stumble.
Yet since the completion of schoolwork lies in the hands of the individual assigned it, it can be challenging for parents to support their child’s education, especially when they start falling behind. While parents can’t force their teens into completing their schoolwork, there are many ways that parents can support their learning, some of which we outline below:
Get Advice From Their Teacher
One of the best ways parents can support their children’s education is by contacting those who provide their learning. Teachers will most likely have a list of supportive measures, both in school and out, to help their students get back on track with their schoolwork.
This includes holding after-school classes, offering one-to-one schooling, tutoring groups, or recommending outsourced coaching services. The latter option might be worth considering if you’d like your teen to become happy and prosperous in high school.
Your teen can seek this empowerment from books, e-books, online articles, public speaking, digital products, or one-to-one coaching programs. These can help in many ways, from getting teens to do their homework on time to helping to increase your teen’s motivation levels. Ultimately speaking to your child’s teacher will help point you in the right direction and allow you to provide the best support possible to help your child get back on track with their learning.
Build A Routine
When your child reaches a certain age, they become much less reliant on their authoritative figures and more independent. Due to this, it can be challenging for parents to create routines for their teen’s life if they already have one in place; however, you can encourage them. For instance, you could suggest that they schedule a set homework time or study time rules to make them more motivated when completing schoolwork.
Whether this is leaving their cell phone in another room, setting up a study area where you can see them, turning off the T.V, getting rid of other distractions, and many different ways that your teen can build a solid study routine. You may also want to encourage them to improve their existing morning routine, which will allow them to get their day off to a good start and eliminate negative emotions such as stress and worry.
Let’s face it; we all feel inclined to work a little harder with an incentive waiting to reward us; this is the same with teenagers. One of the most common ways of rewarding good grades is with money, yet if you aren’t comfortable with rewarding your child in this way, there are plenty of other incentives you could offer.
It could be something as simple as giving them a gift they’ve been eyeing for a while, letting them borrow the family car, making their favorite food, taking them for a day out, or giving them more independence by increasing their curfew and letting them stay up later.
Any of these could help you to support your teen if they are starting to fall behind in school. Be patient and remain supportive as you help them get back on track.