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How to encourage your child to be responsible and work independently
August 27, 2015
As you might have notice our main goal is to improve the student as a person, not only grades. That is why we constantly do research about study habits and disciple, here some of the best tips we found regarding on how to encourage your child to be responsible and work independently.
•Establish rules. Have your child help you to set rules, then make sure that you enforce the rules consistently.
•Work with your child to develop a reasonable, consistent schedule of jobs to do around the house. List them on a calendar.
•Make it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school. For example, don’t automatically defend your child if his teacher tells you that he is disruptive when he is in class. Ask for his side of the story. If a charge is true, let him take the consequences.
•Show your child how to break a job down into small steps, then to do the job one step at a time.
•Make your child responsible for getting ready to go to school each morning, getting up on time, making sure that he has everything he needs for the school day and so forth. If necessary, make a checklist to help him remember what he has to do.
•Monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends. If you can’t be there when your child gets home, give her the responsibility of checking in with you by phone to discuss her plans.