Great study habits start at home.I'll often tell my children, "You know, time really is our friend. We want to use our time wisely, because that is our greatest resource that God entrusts to us, and those that use it wisely are going to reap the rewards of how we've spent our time."
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We'll set a kitchen timer or use a stop watch when the kids need some motivation to start a project, practice an instrument or focus on schoolwork. They may think, "I might not be able to do this for three hours, but I can do this for 15 minutes." That's what's so great about using a timer -- it helps us to start on the task, which is usually the hardest part.
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