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12/09/2016
The fall-winter transitional period can be one of the toughest times in the school year for our children, no matter what grade they are in. The summer vacations are now just a distant memory, and they are most likely mentally exhausted after school restarting. On top of this, the days are getting shorter and shorter and the weather is getting worse and worse. Anyone can see why this time of year can be particularly tough for our children and why it’s so common for them to lose motivation during these final weeks of term. It’s not the time to give up just yet! For this post, The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX have put together a great list of their top tips to help support your children through this difficult time of year.

Start the Day Right

It can be extremely difficult for young people, and particularly adolescents, to wake up early in the morning. Sunlight is usually the main stimulator of our natural drive to wake, so when your child has to wake up before the sun rises, they can find it almost impossible. You can aid this process by investing in a special ‘bright light’ that emits rays similar to natural sunlight. These have been scientifically proven to help combat ‘phase delay syndrome’ - the phenomenon that causes adolescents to want to stay up late at night and sleep in late in the morning.

Wrap Them up Warm!

There’s nothing worse than stepping outside of the front door on a frosty morning and feeling the chill right to your bones. On top of being uncomfortable, being cold affects your child’s concentration and productivity. Studies have shown that when a person is cold, a lot of their energy goes towards maintaining their body temperature, which takes energy away from concentration and focus. To give your children the best opportunity in class, make sure that they have coats, scarves, gloves, and appropriate shoes to keep them toasty and warm all day long.

Provide Nutritious Lunches to Keep Their Energy Levels up All Day Long

Try investing in a thermos for each of your children so that you can send them to school with delicious homemade soup. Not only does this provide excellent nutrition and slow-release energy that will keep them motivated throughout the day, it will also help to combat the cold when temperatures are dropping. Many school-age children and adolescents are more alert and study best during the afternoon when most schools have already closed for the day. To take advantage of this period of increased productivity, consider after-school tutoring in Arlington TX. The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX offers subject focused programs delivered through one-on-one tutoring which can help children of all levels. Call them today at (817)-969-5100 to book your free consultation.

Set Short-Term Goals and Use a System of Rewards Instead of Scolding

It’s important to be empathetic with your children and understand that this is a tough time of year for them. Try using short term goals and a rewards system to keep them motivated instead of scolding them. For example, it could be as simple as ‘if you get up and dressed every day this week before 6:45, we’ll take you to the cinema on Friday.’ Even something as simple as this can be all it takes to give your child that little extra push that they need during the fall and winter months.

Stick to a Routine

All humans, particularly young people, respond well to routine. To maximize sleep quality, make sure that bedtimes and wake times are consistent, allowing only 1 or 1.5 hours difference at weekends. Keeping mealtimes consistent maximizes the body’s ability to keep blood sugar levels constant, maintain body temperature, and provide your child with the energy that they need to concentrate.

Give Them Extra Support in Weaker Subject Areas

If your child has been struggling in certain subjects or areas then every school day may feel like a battle to them. This is compounded even further at this time of year. You can help to keep them feeling positive and motivated by supporting them in weaker areas by giving them additional homework help and motivational support.

Help Your Child Reach Their Potential with Tutoring in Arlington, TX

Speak with The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX today at (817)-969-5100 and watch your child's grades, confidence, and motivation improve. With subject focused programs delivered through one-on-one tutoring, students who attend tutoring in Arlington, TX not only find it easier to get back on track but to reach their potential.

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