3 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO ENGAGE YOUR CHILDREN THIS HOLIDAY PERIOD

 

3 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO ENGAGE YOUR CHILDREN THIS HOLIDAY PERIOD

It is a holiday time again!

Many people think holiday period is a period to break away from studying. They feel holiday period is a time for the children to catch their fun. Do you know why they feel this way? Because they see learning and studying as a burden in the first place.

Well, the word “fun” is subjective. It depends on what you and your child attribute fun to. But from my experience, I have found out that brilliant students cannot do away from studying because that is the way they catch their fun.

Average and below average students, however, attribute learning and studying to stress and burden. They want to avoid it as much as possible. That is why they can do away with studying during the weekend and holiday periods.

As parents, it is our responsibilities to help our children to have right perception about learning and studying generally. Our children should develop their joy and fun from studying and getting to learn new facts.

Here are 3 effective ways to engage our children during this holiday period.

  1. Address Weak Subjects And Topics

The holiday period is a great time for your children to address their weak areas as indicated by their report cards. In any subject they score less than 80%, we need to find out what the issue was and how to address it. A problem that is not addressed will remain and may get worse.

  1. Build on Their Strengths

We need to also help them get better at their strong areas. We should not just be contended with “good” when they can be better. We need to take them further in their strong areas. Remember, the enemy of better is good.

  1. Teach Them The “Missing Subjects”

There are many important skills of life that are not being taught in schools. Holiday period provides you the great opportunity to expose your children to these skills. For instance, Emotional intelligence has been found to be more important to success in life than intelligence quotient. No school is teaching this as a course or subject. The holiday period is a great time to teach your children missing courses like emotional stability, financial intelligence, Attitude 101, communication etc.

Our Children can make more out of their holiday period if it is well scheduled and used.

To your success

Biodun Omosaku

MD/CEO MathsPlus Nigeria.

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