Proper Ways of Developing Your Kids Study Habits

Who wouldn’t want to see their kids seriously studying right? It has been every parent’s dream to see their children being serious in school. However, everyone knows that studying is quite tiring and only few people are willing to sacrifice their sleep and time for it. During your school days, you’ve been wishing for the week to end and almost cursing the arrival of Mondays.

Nevertheless, you continued studying until such time that you graduated. You were able to develop study habits and now that you already have kids, you would want them to do the same. As parents, it is our responsibility to teach them how to do it. Our guidance is of great influence and there is no other great motivation for students to study but to make their parents proud.

Developing Your Kids Study habits

As early as kindergarten, set a certain time for your children to study and do their homework. As much as possible, be firm to your rules. Giving rewards is also effective as prizes are great motivators. Do not just let your children study on their own. In as much as you want to promote independence, your kids need guidance. Knowing that you have your parents to help you out is one of the reasons to study hard.

In helping them out in their homework, just make sure you aren’t spoon-feeding the answers. Let them solve the problems first before they turn to your help. In short, just guide them and do not do the homework for them, how will they learn if that’s the case.

Teach them to make a study calendar and let them schedule their long term assignments. These will teach them not to cram when the deadline approaches. Lastly, cheer them up whenever they would encounter difficult lessons and remind them that they can do it.

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Motivation, Not Bribery

We are lucky to have a smart daughter. I am glad that we have inculcated good study habits in her. But kids will always be kids. There are times she is not in the mood to study her lessons or make her assignments most especially when she sees her playmates wandering outside or she knows the computer is on. So to motivate her to study harder, we promised to buy her tablet if she will make it to the top ten of her class. A 32gb ipod touch would be great but she is just a kid so a local version would do (besides we have limited budget). Others may think it is bribery but it’s not. It is a reward for her hard work. It is our way of motivating our daughter to study which I think is alright as long we are not spoiling her.


As parents we need to work out with some tricks and motivation which would maintain our children’s enthusiasm to study but remember that every child is different and special. What works for my daughter might not work for your child. Just be patient in trying different tricks until you find the right one that will work for your child.