You can feel the end of school in the air. So can your kids. Remind them that they can still improve their grades. This is the time to study harder or ask their teacher for an extra credit project. Acknowledge that the end of the year is near, so it should be easy to pull out that extra energy to focus on doing their regular work and focus on exams. Here are 5 tips to keep them doing their best until they hear that final bell.
Time To Reassess
Help your child get a really good look at where they are subject-by-subject
Review how much they already accomplished
Review what still needs to be done
By looking at individual subjects, your child can make realistic, achievable goals
Fine-tune study skills
Write down what needs to get done on a daily, weekly basis
Don’t forget that one of your goals should be to schedule in some family fun!
Extra Credit To The Rescue
No matter the age, extra credit can really boost a grade (or secure a place in specific school)
Have your child ask about any bonus assignments or projects
Acknowledge that you understand your child is tired at this point of the school year, but use that to motivate your child. The year is almost over. Surely, they have one more surge of energy left in them
Get Extra Help When Needed
Even the best student can get burned out by this time. Help them by hiring a tutor to help last minute tricks and tips.
Help Your Child Create Mantas
Each of your children has their own agenda that they need to accomplish by year’s end. Help them create general and specific goals. Encourage them to post notes where they will see them, such as in the bathroom, on the fridge or on their bedpost. Talk to your kids about making the rest of the year count!