Many of our children are now in the middle of exams/ bagruyot/ end of the year project time.
Here are 5 tips to help your child get their work done most effectively:
📆1. Make a study schedule- for younger children, you can do this together with them. With older ones, have them create a schedule themselves and hang it over their desk at home. Fill in project deadlines and exam dates on a calendar, and have them allow sufficient time for completing each of their assignments. I introduced one of my kids to Google Calendar at a fairly young age and it really worked for them as well, so more tech-inclined teens may prefer using Google.
💻2. Study area- not at the kitchen table near the fridge 🙂 A desk in their room or a home office is the best. Desk should be clear of as much clutter as possible.
📱3. No Phone Zone- having a phone next to your child while they are studying is counter productive. Have them put it in another room, and they can schedule time to check their messages every hour or so if necessary.
🏀🎸4. Productive study breaks- even teens studying for bagruyot can’t study for hours straight. Make sure they schedule breaks during their study days to decompress. Going for a 5K run, playing a musical instrument- or any other hobby they love can give them some down time from all the work. Just have them add it to their study schedule for the day ( phone time is not great for study breaks, as it is a definite “time sucker”).
🍊🍌🥕5. Healthy eating habits- you’d be surprised how many carrot and pepper sticks your child will munch on while studying, if you provide it. Healthy snacking will give them the energy they need while getting work done.
Good luck to all- summer is almost here!🏖