No matter how confident your child may be in his
college prep school, there are many ways you can help him remain sure in his academic knowledge.
Everyone needs a confidence-booster once in a while, so here are some
easy ways you can inspire confidence in your child.
Discussing a problem, a solution, or something new is a great way to build
confidence in your student. After he has learned something in a class,
he may feel overwhelmed or unsure of how this new piece of information
will apply in life. Engaging in a discussion will help calm him down and
show how useful learning that new subject or concept can be.
Finding creative solutions to problems or studying is a great way to build
confidence in students. Most people learn information easier when it is
presented alongside a song, colors, or music. If your child is struggling
to remember a math equation, help him apply a simple tune or rhyme to
it. If he has difficulty keeping historical facts in order, talk about
different hints or tricks he might use to associate with a specific date.
There are several ways to inspire greater confidence in the classroom
as long as you and your student can think outside of the box.
Every day is filled with goals, so help your student set attainable goals
that will boost his confidence. He can read an extra page of required
reading every night to get ahead. Practice his music lessons for five
minutes longer, or choose an extra math problem to do in addition to his
homework. There are countless, simple goals your student can achieve that
will boost his confidence and help him perform better in high school.
Build your student’s confidence with the smaller class sizes at Orinda
Academy. We have dedicated teachers at our prep school who strive to give
every student a comprehensive
education in Orinda, CA. We serve grades 8 through 12, so please call us about enrolling your
child for the new school year. We are available at (925) 478-4504.