3 FAMILY LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT WILL HELP YOUR KID AT SCHOOL
October 29, 2018
The second term is in full swing and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Life with school-going children can be quite hectic, especially if you’re juggling work and conflicting after-school schedules for more than one sibling. Here are a few changes you can make to your family’s lifestyle that will ensure that your child is able to do their best at school. After all, prevention is better than cure!
EAT WITH THE SEASON
Mother Nature is a clever lady - she gives us what we need when we need it. As we head into winter, load up your trolley with plenty of fresh guavas, mangoes, oranges, pears, plums and pawpaw and gooseberries that are chockful of the vitamin A and C your children need to stave off colds, flu and other infections. Kids not keen on fruit so much? Blitz it up into a smoothie, add some protein powder for good measure and get that in them first thing in the morning. The last thing you want is a lingering cold or something like bronchitis keeping them from school and throwing everyone for a loop.
MAKE TIME FOR A DAILY CHECK-IN
Life can get hectic and it’s all too easy to plop down on the sofa with a phone or tablet in hand, or stare at the TV instead of engaging with one another after a busy day. If you only do one thing to help your kid daily, make it a family meal at the end of the day. Or a shared cup of tea. Check in to see how they’re doing; make some space for a chat. This way you’ll be able to pick up if something is amiss before it becomes a problem.
GET AHEAD OF THE TEST SCHEDULE
Teach your child the value of planning ahead by helping them to do so. Instead of creating a hotbed of stress in the leadup to the test season, sit down and draw up a revision schedule or help them with their summaries. If you don’t have the time to do so yourself, Studymaster offers quality learning materials and learner support online. Visit their website to learn more about their textbook summaries, class speech preparation and project research services.
If you follow these guidelines, your children are far more likely to shoulder their academic load without any hiccups in. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months as we share more advice on supporting your children as they learn.