Since the start of the general lockdown and the precautionary measures due to the global Corona epidemic, mothers in particular bear double burdens.
With the start of the school year, mothers are preparing to bear more burdens in terms of studying and performing duties with their children, especially since many mothers are keen to fully supervise the educational process .. But is this useful for the child?
Specialists believe that it is better for the child to study and do his homework on his own, as this encourages him to be independent, self-reliant and self-confident from an early age, and they suggest a number of steps for the mother to help her child study alone at the beginning of the new school year.
1- Step away
If your child is used to being with you while doing their homework, gradually move away from them.
You can help him start studying, then move to sit nearby, and your presence will give him the required comfort, and at the same time encourage him to complete the work on his own.
Over time, you can put more distance between you so that he can work and perform his duties on his own.
2- The first and second questions
Help your child answer the first or second question in an activity, then allow him to answer the next question on his own.
Helping mothers answer a question or two may teach children how to find the answers, and encourage them to search and arrive at the answers themselves.
3- Determine a period of time
Negotiate with him a specific time limit that he thinks he needs to finish each assignment or activity separately, to help him stay focused and rejuvenate.
Perhaps you can set the clock timer on your phone and encourage him to go, with the importance of the time limit being reasonable so that he can complete his homework comfortably without pressure.
4- Create an appropriate environment
Make sure that there are no distractions like loud noises, television, or even other siblings who are playing around your child’s classroom.
A report on Parenting.FirstCry indicates that a child may easily become distracted and lose focus and interest in studying and fulfilling his duties if he finds distracting factors around him.
5- Learning, not grades
Don’t pressure your child to score well or get better grades. Focus her on learning and obtaining information.
And try to make your son responsible for his studies in a positive way, because any kind of negativity may make him rebellious and lose his desire to learn.
You can also, after he finishes studying, discuss with him about the new information he obtained and give him the space to explain to you in his own way what he has benefited today, this matter strengthens his self-confidence and encourages him to obtain new information to surprise you with it.
Encourage your child to use a notebook to write the tasks required of him, so that there is no mistake about when to deliver it to the teacher, and so that he learns to work in an orderly manner, according to a report on the ChildDevelopmentInfo website.
Get your child involved in creating a schedule for the materials he studies, and listen to his views and preferences for the material he wants to start with.
The schedule must include a specific time for finishing one article and starting the other, with specific breaks.
To encourage him if he adheres to the schedule and performs all his tasks, allocate a little more time to play with him, read, talk or even watch a movie together.