7 Bad Study Habits Kids Suffer from — and How to Fix Them

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Music and television
Music and television serve as major distractions, even when enjoyed by family members in other rooms of your home. Flickering lights and sounds not only ... more 
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Music and television
Music and television serve as major distractions, even when enjoyed by family members in other rooms of your home. Flickering lights and sounds not only pique your child's interest, they slow down the learning process and hinder reading comprehension. Refrain from watching TV or listening to music during study time to give your student the best possible shot at learning.
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Wed, Oct 16, 2013 12:01 PM EDT

Most of us don't spend a lot of time thinking about our kids' study habits until low-scoring crumpled tests make the long journey home. We sit down with our kids and talk the ugly grade out, all the while trying to reconcile the blurred line between laziness and personal best. And while most parents realize stellar grades aren't the sole indicator of intelligence, we all want our kids to perform well in school. So what happens when your child says they're trying their best and the bad grades keep coming? It might be time to dig a little deeper. Learning is highly individual, and while our teachers are working their tails off to educate our kids in accordance with state curricula, sometimes we have to wonder whether our students know how to process the information effectively. While the answer isn't always clear, one thing remains certain: poor study habits negatively impact academic performance. Let's take a look at 7 bad study habits and how to fix them so our student's can reach their full potential. -By Lori Garcia

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