Cupid's Pulse Article: Parenting Tips: Create a Positive Learning Environment at HomeCupid's Pulse Article: Parenting Tips: Create a Positive Learning Environment at Home

By Alycia Williams

Many kids are being forced to learn from home due to the pandemic this school year. A positive learning environment is crucial for your childrens’ success. To ensure that your child experiences a nurturing and educational environment in the comfort of your home, you’ll need some parenting tips.

Creating a positive learning environment can be difficult, but these parenting tips will help you prepare for the school year!

1. Join them in their learning process: Being with your children while they work and making them feel supported will motivate them immensely. Establish daily or weekly activities you can do together like reading before bedtime or watching the news.

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2. Praise and display their work: Reinforcement is the idea of how the consequences of certain actions make the person more or less likely to perform that same action. Therefore, if parents praise their children’s work it will encourage them to keep working hard. A good way of doing this is by displaying their work around the house. Make sure they know you’re proud of it so they can be too!

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3. Use their interests as teaching opportunities: You don’t have to wait until you are inside to start teaching or guiding your child. Incorporate educational moments outside of “work time” by constructing on your child’s interests. For example, give your child a little background history of the sport they like while you practice it. Or watch a movie together that touches on subjects being learned.

4. Create a prepared environment: Children are easily distracted so a de-cluttered, well lit, quiet room is ideal to achieve maximum concentration. Children will do better in a prepared environment in which the children get to choose what they want to work on that day. Try to encourage this self-paced, self-learning practice at home.

5. Get engaged: Show interest in what your child is learning. This will only make them more enthusiastic about their work. Maybe get them to explain the subject to you. This will not only help them understand it better themselves, but it will become a new conversational topic between you and strengthen your relationship.

What are some other ways to create a positive work environment at home? Start a conversation in the comments below!