So when the going gets tough, what do you do to help you excel in college? Check out these college success tips that you can use to make your stay in college a successful and eventful one.
Play learning games like word games and letter games. Include lots of pre-school activities. But at the same time, don’t let play distract form studies. Keep a good balance between work and play. Think of it as a balance. Work is on one side, play on the other. If the work side gets too heavy, the child may end up disliking school, get grumpy about doing his work, make your job of teaching harder, and learn almost nothing. On the other hand if the play side of the balance gets too heavy, the child learns no study skills which will be a disadvantage when he gets in higher grades.
Repetition is the key to learning most things in high school classes. When i studied, I would make note cards of key items that I could pull out and study anywhere. For many tests, I used my note cards to study on my way to school as well as the few minutes before a test started. These note cards served two purposes; they made me organize the key points, but also served as a way to refresh my memory before a test started. These note cards helped to reduce my stress, and raise my high school grades especially on tests.
Take house cleaning as an opportunity to teach your child about organization and charity. As you clean, pack up things you no longer want or need to donate to charity. Have your child do the same. Instead of them constantly pushing old toys to the side, teach the value of donating them to others. Another alternative is to teach your child about organization and business by organizing a yard sale.
If there are any drawbacks to the kitchen of a camper (and I’m hard-pressed to come up with many!) it would be that storage is at a premium, especially for full-timers. With time and a little trial and error you can usually find the space you need for your cookware, bake ware, tableware and small appliances. I didn’t like wasting space on cookbooks or trying to keep track of pieces of paper or small note cards, what a headache.
The merit badge program in Boy Scouts is the single best arguement for boys to stay in the program for they can experiment with possible career choices within the merit badge system which will not cost the parents an arm or leg in tuition fees.
Constantly focus on giving your child/teen the confidence, self-esteem and social skills required to resist peer pressure without destroying friendships. Remember teaching your kids to “just say no” is not enough. The self-esteem plays a critical role in your child’s decision making ability. Self-esteem creates confidence – confidence creates power – and power creates a leader not a follower.
Be sure to have the lesson plans complete before school starts. If you are disorganized, your child may have a hard time staying focused. Having the lesson plans done before classes begin will help classes go smoother.