Consumer Watch: Good studying habits

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) -- With the first few days of school now in the books for JCPS, it’s time to get down to business. By business, I mean homework. Teachers will start piling it on next week.

Back-to-school means back to a schedule, one that allows plenty of time for the learning that happens after school. 

Good study habits are the best way to make that happen.

When the school day is over, children still have a lot to do, including their homework.  So they need to make the most of their time.  Parents can help their kids develop smart and effective study habits.  The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these tips.

First, schedule plenty of time for homework.  Allow children a consistent place to get their work done, whether it's in their room or somewhere else that is quiet where they won't be distracted.  

Speaking of distractions, the television and other electronics can really interrupt, so it's best to keep them off throughout the house during this time.  They may need to use the computer and Internet for their assignments.

The key for parents is to make sure that time is supervised.
Also, be sure to let your young learners take a break from time to time to help prevent eye, neck and brain fatigue.  As we parents know once brain fatigue sets in,  the learning is over.
 

If you have a consumer issue you’d like us to look into send an e-mail to consumerwatch@whas11.com.
 

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