Teenagers prefer to lead carefree lives. They either study only when approaching the tests or don’t study at all. However, as parents, we should understand that this is one of the trying times in their lives. Instead of reprimanding them, we should understand them and work out a more practical approach of helping them deal with this negative habit the following are some resourceful tips you can use to help your teenager finish their study successfully.
We understand that your teen has to study well and get good grades in school. Academic success is important and we can never argue against that. But it is a necessity for adults to calm down and relax. At this juncture, we should make simple observations of our teens’ interests and make a list of the activities that interest him. It would then become easy for us to make the teen study in a way that he doesn’t realize he’s actually studying.
As an example is, if the teen is interested in games or puzzles, adults can make a jigsaw of a science lesson that he should solve or a scrabble to make him learn English vocabulary involuntarily.
The following image shows one of the hacks:
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Once the teen gets acquainted with a few of our hacks to make him study without realizing, we should start doing some extra learning. We should work towards teaching him things that he would learn at school on that particular day, beforehand. It will help him understand the topics better at school and he would gain the interest to start studying on his own from the next day. And in case you do not know where to begin, always remember there are lots of online resources that can come in handy.
Practice Through Writing
Constant practice is the secret to getting your teen interested in his studies. And when it comes to constant practicing, nothing does it better than essays. Essays enable them to get their creative juices flowing and in addition, could enable them to expand their analytical, observation and problem-solving skills. There are a lot of online essay writing services you could seek help so never shy away to do so.
It is very important to make the teen attend school regularly. This is because teens who don’t study at home will at least get some knowledge at school due to the insistence of teachers on better performance.
Combined studying will help the teen study better because his study partners would simplify complex subjects into simple topics which he can easily understand and remember during exams. Competition and rivalry to perform better will build him into a better performer.
Help With Homework
As adults, we can help our teens with homework and make them understand the importance of finishing it every day without fail. We will also get an idea about where exactly the teens lack knowledge and we can help them out in those areas. Another advantage is that we can pass on the shortcut methods that we learned or used during our school days, just to try and bring them up to speed with the syllabus.
In the end, they might even love the fact that it was simpler than the way it was taught to them in school. This improves our relationship with our teens and they tend to start trusting us with their studies.
Talk About School
Sometimes, teens may get into fights or suffer bullying due to their schoolmates. This might also be a reason for them to be disinterested in studying. There might also be instances where teachers deal out unjustifiable punishment or do not teach in a manner that makes them grasp better. Such issues should be discussed, not only at home but also during parent-teacher meetings at school. The following is an image of a teen victimized due to bullying
We hope these tips are useful in helping your teenager complete his study. It is important to remember that the problem of disinterest in studies is not unique to your teen. Therefore, never shy away from seeking help; be it online even from fellow friends and parents. We all have the ultimate objective of improving the study habits of our teens and any reasonable solution is welcome.