8 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Here's how to raise an achiever.

Updated on October 18, 2017 23:10 pm

Stephanie Yee

Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School

We all know it: parents want only the best for their children. The way parents support their kids at school greatly affect their child’s performance and ultimately, their success. According to The National Association Education, students with involved parents or other caregivers earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behaviour.

Here are some ways you can help your child succeed in school, and ultimately, in life:

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1. Start their day right.

A simple act as preparing healthy and nutritious breakfast can make a difference in your child’s day. Aside from it being the most important meal of the day, studies have also shown that kids who skip breakfast tend to have higher body mass index. Being at risk for weight gain can lead to obesity, which can greatly affect your little one’s overall well-being. Breakfast also powers up your child’s day by giving them the energy they need for their many school activities.

2. Establish an open communication.

Let your child know that they can talk to you about school. Whether it is related to any of their subjects or their relationships with their classmates, don’t forget to ask your kid how their day went. This way, you will be the first person they turn to when things get tough.

3. Get to know the people in your child’s school.

Establish a relationship with your child’s teacher and make it clear that they can contact you if they have any problemwith your child. This also allows you to monitor your child’s performance and behaviour. Attend parent-teacher meetings and conferences as well to stay abreast of any developments in their school.

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4. Develop efficient study habits.

Homeworks give you an opportunity to develop your child’s study habits. Foster their love for doing homework by being their No. 1 motivator. Establish study routine that they look forward to and make it a fun activity, rather than something that they’re only told to do.

5. Help them prepare for exams.

For most kids, taking examinations can be stressful and they will need you to help them overcome it. There are several ways you can help them prepare for an exam. These can be through the help of study aids, practice exams, or curating a conducive study area, among others.

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6. Minimise their use of gadgets.

Laptops, iPads, and mobile phones are great tools for studying because of educational apps that can aid in your child’s learning. However, excessive use of gadgets can also hamper their ability to study, make them lose their concentration, and affect their sleeping pattern. Limit their use of these gadgets to make sure they have more time spent in studying. (Read: Kids and Gadgets: The Good and The Bad)

7. Teach them social skills.

Being successful in school does not only mean getting high grades—it also means developing meaningful relationships with people around them. According to a research by Pennsylvania State University and Duke University, children who exhibit good social skills are more likely to earn a college degree and a full-time job when they become adults later. Help your child develop social skills by showing them how to be helpful, compassionate, and considerate of others. Remember to raise kids that are not only book smart, but street smart as well.

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8. Don’t steal their playtime.

Succeeding in school may be your goal for your child, but don’t forget to let them enjoy their childhood, too. It may be difficult for your child to stay focused in school if they’re not getting any break or if they have been sitting the whole day just doing homework.


How do you help your kids succeed in school? Share with us at hello@cromly.com.

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