5 Key Skills for Academic Success

There are a lot of different skills that your child needs to develop in order to be successful at school. Great Schools! has a new article out on how to help your child learn the five key skills they need to succeed.

The article recommends starting with a simple conversation with your child—what are their goals, what subjects do they like, what class do they dread, and more. As you listen to your child, try to puzzle out which of the five key skills they are struggling with. Those skills are:

  1. Organization
  2. Time Management
  3. Prioritization
  4. Concentration
  5. Motivation

For each of those five skills, the article provides you with tips on how to support your child and improve their skill in that area. Keep in mind that your child may be reluctant to try new ideas, worry about failing, or think they are just can’t do a subject, but by praising their successes, you can help them build a growth mindsetthat will help them succeed.

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes.