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5 April 2017 | Source: : Oswaal Books Editorial Board |
Just providing education to students is not enough. Parents and teachers need to address a lot of other parts that help in bringing up children with good personalities. Inculcating good habits is one such thing that needs to be taken care of from a very early stage in children.
Kids’ mind is like a blank sheet of paper and they act on the impressions made on their mind at an early age. Hence, indoctrinating good habits should be made a part and parcel of life. Here are Some of the good habits shared by Oswaal Books that help students in succeeding in every step of life are as under:
- Organization skills: If everything around kids is organized at all times, they ultimately develop this habit themselves. It saves a lot of time and effort when our school stationary, outfits, games and other stuff that we need daily is kept in an organized manner. Moreover, between school work and playing, kids might miss out on a lot of important tasks, this is why creating a checklist to tick off when completing a task helps them in getting ahead of others and imbibes a good habit in them.
- Outdoor sports: The advent of gadgets and the Internet has diminished outdoor activity to a very large extent for all age groups. Students need physical activity for their brain to work properly and be alert at all times. This is so as playing outdoors gives them fresh air and running around increases the blood circulation in the brain thus enabling it to work better when mental occupancy is required while studying.
- Read Actively: Reading is one of the proven good habits that has a tremendously positive effect on students. It’s all too easy for students to skim over an assigned book chapter and not know the main points of what they just read. Help your student to practice active reading by asking him or her to note the main idea of each passage and look up unfamiliar words or concepts. Make an outline of the chapter or create flow charts and diagrams that help map out the concept at hand. After each section, have students write a summary in their own words and come up with possible exam questions.
- Active listening: It is imperative that students develop a good listening habit along with being vocal. This helps them in knowing what the others peak and process the point of view of others at later stages in life. It is in nature of kids to get easily distracted with an activity that would be more appealing to them. But listening enhances their power to concentrate while lessons are being taught in class or when the elders are giving them good advice.
- Think Positively: Being in the right mindset can make all the difference. Encourage your child to think positively when studying or heading into an exam and by all means, avoid catastrophic thinking. Help him or her turn negative statements like “I’ll never have enough time to get a good grade on this exam” into positive ones like “I began preparing later than I should have but I put together a comprehensive study plan and will be able to get through the material prior to the exam.”
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