If you’re a parent, then this time of the year can be both the best and worst of times for you. You’re excited that a new school year is starting, but you also know that you may have to fight to get your kids to adhere to a set schedule for the first few weeks of the semester. At LearningRx, we understand the benefit and importance of a schedule, and our brain training programs are designed to help students stick to a process that helps them become better learners both inside and outside the classroom.
Help Them Understand A Schedule’s Importance
Your kids have been able to pretty much do what they want over the course of the summer, with little to no scheduling needed for their daily lives. Unless they had an appointment or they worked a summer job, their day started when they got up and ended when they finally decided to go to bed.
With the new school year starting, it’s important to help your kids understand the importance of a schedule, and how it can benefit them. If they have certain things that they want to get accomplished, then setting up a schedule will help them dedicate time to each task, and save them from spending too much time on one thing, or not enough time on another. If they’re involved in after-school activities or sports, then it’s essential to create a schedule that includes when they’ll work on homework, when they can have free time, and what time they should be in bed in order to be well-rested for the next day.
For example, a 15-year-old freshman girl who is enrolled in brain training could have a schedule that looks like this:
- 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. – Wake up, shower, eat breakfast, get ready for the day
- 7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. – Leave for school
- 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – School
- 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. – Volleyball practice
- 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – Brain Training at LearningRx
- 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Come home, do chores, start homework
- 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Dinner
- 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – Free time
- 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. – Finish homework, get ready for bed
- 9:30 p.m – Bedtime
With an easy-to-follow schedule such as this, this young girl will know how long she has to get things done during the day, and should have plenty of time to do the things she wants to do, while also staying on top of her homework and classwork. Her school will provide her with a daily schedule of how long she’s in each class or lab, and learning to manage her own schedule can help her prioritize those things that are instrumental to her academic success.
It Will Soon Become Routine
The word “routine” can frighten some students, as they often think that it means they’re stuck doing things one way and one way only. However, with a schedule, they’ll soon become accustomed to doing things at the same time every day, and they’ll likely be amazed at how much they can get done. A schedule should also be flexible and allow for unexpected events, and hopefully your child will see it as a way to keep on track, rather than something that hinders their day.
If you’re interested in learning more about our brain training programs and how they can fit into your child’s schedule, then please visit LearningRx today. If you want to know more about our educational franchise opportunities and how you can open a new learning center in your community, then please fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch.
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