Whether your child is in need of chemistry help or simple math help there are a few things you can do to help them get better grades.
Get A Tutor
I know some parents have problems with getting a tutor for their child, but sometimes it’s necessary and very helpful. And I know for kids it can also be embarrassing and not something they’ll be on board with right from the start but a tutor is someone that knows the material and can really help the child understand the material by revising it to meet the child’s learning abilities.
Even in college a tutor can be very helpful especially for some of the more advanced classes. When I was in college I had a friend who had went abroad to study, she had a hard time with her chemistry courses and took what she called a GCSE chemistry revision course with an organization called Justin Craig which was basically the same course to help her with passing her GCSE exam. It ended up helping her more than the actual classes did.
Cut Out T.V. and Video Games
Sounds harsh right? Although it may sound like something that’s harsh to do a lot of parents are implementing this method into their routine. During school weeks parents will cut out all television and video game time which has turned out to be very effective.
Being sure they’re not watching television or doing other distracting things while doing their homework also ensure that they can focus more on their school work.
Just don’t put too much pressure on your child to use all his free time learning, there needs to be a lighter side to it as well so in spare time he can do an educational puzzle or play educational games.
Praise, Praise, Praise
Always praise for good efforts as well as good grades. Praising your child can also be very helpful when they’re struggling with a particular topic since when we struggle with something it’s harder to keep going, praise can give us that extra push to keep going.
Giving praise also helps build your relationship with your teens. Studies show that teens who have close, supportive relationships with their parents are healthier, happier and tend to make better decisions in life.