Help Your Child Ace Tests (page 2)

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Updated on Mar 20, 2013

Write it down.

You and your child should both know the dates for tests. It may sound simple, but one important study technique is writing down the test date. Get a planner or a calendar (or both!) and note test days in a bright color.

If you have more than one school-age child, get a large calendar to put in the kitchen or living room. This way everyone's extracurricular activities and tests are on display and easy for you and them to see.

Handle those rumbly tummies.

When asked to pick something she could have parents do to help their kids study, the first thing Linda mentioned was nutrition. She encourages parents to help their children by "offering good meal choices with plenty of protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, and water, milk, juices, as appropriate, to replenish and hydrate their brains."

On test day, offer quality choices for breakfast that are high in protein and relatively low in sugar. Kids need the protein to help them think and concentrate for tests.

Know when and who to ask for help.

It's every parent's reality that you can't be in your child's classroom every day, every year. And sometimes the textbook or the teacher's notes aren't going to make sense to either of you at home.

If you find that you and your child are both in over your heads, it may be time to bring in reinforcements. Typically, the teacher would be who you turn to first. You can ask for tips on what you can do at home to help or for additional study materials. If you're not feeling satisfied with the teacher's help, it might be time to find a tutor or academic coach.

You don't need to know how to divide fractions or the scientific explanation behind the seasons to help your child study well. The seven study tips described here will teach your child some valuable lessons. After a while of doing these things regularly with your child, you may be able to loosen the reins over time.

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