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6/06/2019

Tips for Accompanying Children to Study at Home

Some parents consider those accompanying children to learn is a tiring struggle. No wonder if in the end, many parents come to consult a psychologist to find out how to instruct and assist children in learning.

Some parents admit that they often feel upset when accompanying their children to study. As for the children, learning with parents is actually considered a scary thing. Children often complain that they cannot stand being constantly blamed and cannot achieve the desired results of their parents.

Upset when accompanying children to learn is natural because the level of patience of parents and the ability of children to absorb lessons is indeed different. The way parents teach and how children learn is also not necessarily the same. But if not careful, the business of learning can damage the relationship between parents and children, and lead to negative attitudes of children to the learning process.


Tips for accompanying the child to study


One of the tasks of parents in caring for children is to assist children in learning. For this activity to be effective and fun, parents need to pay attention to the following:
 

1. Learning place


The learning place is a very important factor to support the child's learning atmosphere. Choose a room that is bright with the right room temperature, not too cold or hot. Avoid rooms where there are objects that can distract children, such as televisions or toys.

Closed rooms are ideal for accompanying children to study, but do not rule out the possibility of studying in an open room or in a public area, such as a cafe, can be done. Studying in an open room or cafe allows children to ask questions with their parents more relaxed, about interesting things.
 

2. Duration of study time


Parents need to understand their children's abilities. Children generally can concentrate fully for 10-30 minutes. Give pause for the child to rest after some time. For example, after a child has read 1 part or after 20 minutes, allow him to take a drink or go to the toilet.
 

3. Children's learning style


Understand the learning styles that are most suitable for children, to maximize the effectiveness of their learning. The learning style in question is :

  • Visual learning style Children who have visual learning styles have a high ability to spell, like to read, make observations, and use images to remember things.
  • Learning style is an academic
    Auditory type children are easily disturbed by sound while studying, like to read books by voicing or mumbling, and easier to remember something that is presented in the form of sequential steps.
  • Inesthetic learning style
    Kinesthetic type children will look nervous when learning, such as moving the legs or twirling a pencil. Because in this way, they will more easily remember what they have done.
 

Old man's behavior


The things that are said and done by parents in assisting children to learn will affect the child's attitude in learning. Bad habits of parents, such as easy emotions and comparing children with other children, can interfere with the child's learning process.

To increase children's motivation, parents can give gifts occasionally if the child reaches a certain target. For example, giving an additional 30 minutes of playing time when the child is successful at doing all the practice questions correctly.

Also, make sure, your child learns in a healthy and full condition, so he is not easily tired. Optimal physical, psychological, and environmental conditions are important to note when assisting your child while studying.

Make activities accompany children to learn as a fun activity, both for parents and children. If the child has difficulty learning, do not hesitate to consult a child psychologist.

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