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With school starting up again, it is the perfect opportunity to create good habits when it comes to study time. Here are a few of our favorite tips for homework success:
- Make study time part of the routine. Figure out what works best for your family. Maybe kids get an healthy after school snack and then get busy on homework. Or, perhaps they spend a half hour outside before studying. Just try to be consistent so it becomes routine.
- Create a designated homework location. If it can be dedicated to just homework and study time, that's great. But if you are using a multi-purpose spot like a kitchen island or dining room table, try to keep it clear of clutter and other distractions when it is time to hit the books.
- Set the right mood with essential oils. Try our Homework Help and Test Prep room sprays. You can diffuse the same oils if you prefer. Other oils and blends that promote focus, positivity, and determination include Douglas Fir, Spearmint, Basil, InTune Focus Blend, Cheer Uplifting Blend, and Motivate Encouraging Blend.
- Put together a homework/study kit. Include pencils, erasers, highlighters, notecards, a pencil sharpener, etc. Add some stickers and crayons for younger scholars to keep it fun.
- Encourage your kids to make a plan. Perhaps they can make a list of what needs to get done and then check items off as they complete them. The ability to create and execute a plan is an important life skill. Homework time is the perfect time to practice that skill.
- Begin and end with the "easy" assignments whenever possible. I'm sure most parents have dealt with homework meltdowns. I know I have! Sometimes building a little momentum with a subject that comes easily to your student can help.
- Keep them hydrated. Add a drop or two of one of the citrus oils (Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Wild Orange) to enhance the flavor and help create an uplifting environment.
- Build short breaks into the routine. Every 30, 45, or 60 minutes (based on your child's age and needs) have a scheduled break for a little movement, a snack, or a little fresh air.
What other tips do you have to help create a successful homework and study time at your house?