Five Ways to Make Your Child Take School Seriously

Oct 20, 2021 | Santa Monica

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School takes up a big chunk of our kids' lives, so learning how to successfully navigate that time is pretty important. The New York Times says this, "A successful experience in school is not only about report cards. Ideally, your child will learn how to learn, retain information, think independently, ask questions and develop an increasing sense of competence."

Pay attention to these 5 areas when parenting your child through their school years:

1. Don't worship the report card. If you are teaching your child to do the best they can do, and not comparing them to their peers, you're on the right track. Grades are a small piece of overall academic success.

2. Don't show more or less love when a child's performance changes at school. Make sure that your child knows he/she is loved regardless of their educational accomplishments. Many kids' talents lie outside the classroom, so make sure to validate their aptitudes wherever they exist. 

3. Encourage your child to fall in love with learning. Find what interests them, and pursue it at their pace. Does your child love animals? Take your student to a veterinarian and encourage them to ask questions.

4. Get into a good sleep routine. Kids need more rest than adults, and in order to be equipped for a full day of school, they will definitely need their sleep. 

5. Build confidence. Your child will need resiliency and perseverance to tackle hard concepts and classes. A great way to build confidence in math is by bringing your child to Mathnasium of Santa Monica. 

Mathnasium of Santa Monica is prepared to meet any child's math needs, in fact, that's exactly what we've been up to for 11 years. We've been helping kids from all over Downtown Santa Monica, North of Montana, Sunset Park, Brentwood, West Los Angeles, North of Wilshire find joy in learning math.

If your student attends nearby schools Franklin , McKinley , Brockton Avenue , Roosevelt , Grant , Crossroads Santa Monica High, Palisades Charter High , Lincoln Middle, John Adams Middle, New West Charter, Palms Middle , call us at 310-829-7283 today. You are always welcome to visit us in-center at 2636 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 on the corner of Wilshire and Princeton near Erewhon Market. 

Our Director, Wes Hartmann, will be happy to meet you and discuss ways to help your child have the best possible math experience. 

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