You do this by planning out your day, week, month, etc. In short, you develop ways to manage your time. The same holds true for your child as they strive to focus in school. Beating time takes effort. Time isn’t going to manage itself. There are strategies your child can practice to ensure that he or she uses available time in the most efficient and productive way. The result is that he or she will be able to focus in school and achieve academic success.
– Help your child carve out time during the day to study. This will be his or her “power hours.” Usually a child’s day will dictate when that time will be. Of course, they are at school much of the day. They need time to eat, sleep and take time for exercise and recreation. Keeping all this in mind, you and your child need to identify specific time periods for studying, known as “power hours.” Doing so will teach your child the value of time management and will assist your child to focus in school. This will help any student and inculcate good study skills.
– There are a lot of little gremlins that try to distract your kids from doing what they have to do. Friends call on the phone or send text messages, they urge your child to play Internet games or visit social network sites on the Internet. All distractions should be pushed aside during your child’s “power hours.” Turn off the computer, unless it is needed for studying. Turn off the mobile phone so he or she won’t be involved in phone conversations and texting. There should be absolutely no distractions during the “power hours.” You can help your child eliminate all potential distractions to help them focus.