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Friday, December 1, 2017

New Years Resolution Tips for Children to Improve Their Grades and to Become a Fearless Learner

New Years Resolution Tips for Kids to Improve Their Grades

The New Year is just around the corner and it is a great time to help your children focus on self improvement.  One New Year's Resolution for children of all ages is to improve their study skills.  Of course, this will help to improve their work ethic and grades as well.  In today's post, I'll share tips for helping your child to improve their grades by focusing on root issues and helping them to become a fearless learner.

1. Visit a good tutoring center.
The best thing we did to help our son become a fearless learner was to enroll him in tutoring at Explore Horizons.  We visit educational experts at their trendy tutoring center in Colleyville, TX, but they also have locations across the Dallas/Fort Worth metro. (Click here to find a location near you.)  

While my 8 year old and I visit the library regularly, play educational games, and work on homework together, I have found that switching things up and sending him to Explore Horizons has been a wonderful experience.  It is sometimes helpful to have someone from the outside to provide extra motivation and enthusiasm.  We visit twice each week and he enthusiastically works with the tutors to enhance his knowledge and skill set. Rather than focusing on his homework during tutoring sessions, he uses a separate self-paced program at Explore Horizons and has tutors that are readily available to support him and answer questions.  They even practice reading aloud with him. 

My son has visited Explore Horizons for the past 4 months. It has been an amazing part of his childhood. He has made great strides in both his academic skills and self-confidence.  In fact, he is almost a grade level ahead in math.  They helped him to fall in love with math!  I really can't thank Explore Horizons enough for transforming him into a fearless learner.  They have been so nurturing and supportive of his academic growth and self-esteem.  Visiting experts at Explore Horizons is a fantastic way to support your child's academic goals in the New Year.

Let me share some details about Explore Horizons:
Explore Horizons provide enrichment and tutoring in math, reading and writing, for children of all abilities in Pre-K through 8th grade. Specializing in elementary & middle school education, they are the perfect partner for academic success. At Explore Horizons, tutors get to know each child as an individual. Whether they are finding school challenging or are at the top of the class, this tutoring center helps children to gain confidence, make academic progress, and develop a life-long love of learning, for success at high school, college and beyond. 
Their program teaches children to:
  • Define Problems 
  • Ask Questions 
  • Hunt for Answers 
  • Capture Thoughts Clearly 
  • Tackle Tests Fearlessly 
  • Exude Confidence
2. Set small and manageable goals.
It's important to set goals that your child is able to achieve. For instance, it may not be the best idea to set a goal that they will earn 100% on every assignment, project, and exam at school.  Instead, for this age group, we recommend setting goals that are related to study habits. One example is that they will work on homework for XX minutes as soon as they get home.  

3. Set rewards.
I learned about the importance of rewards from Explore Horizons.  During tutoring sessions, my son always spent 1 hour on educational work and then received 15 minutes of "recharge time" where he was able to do something fun such as play a video game. He also received the iconic "lizard cards" at each session as a reward to reinforce good study habits. He saved his cards to cash out for a prize.  These rewards rocked his 8-year-old world!   I've become better at offering rewards at home and it has been helpful.

4. Be consistent.
Changing a routine is difficult for some children.  Try to be consistent and remember that habits get easier with time. It often takes 30 days of repetition for new habits to stick.

5. Try your best, but don't forget to be forgiving as needed.
I'm not sure about you, but I tend to be quite strict with my son and tend to put pressure on him academically.  My husband sometimes reminds me that our son is still young and that I shouldn't expect him to act like an adult. It's important to be patient and forgiving as they are always seeking guidance from us. 

I hope that that some of these tips are helpful and that you enjoy the New Year with your family.  I wish you the best of luck with your New Year's resolutions as well as those of your children!

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