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A Space of Their Own

May 21, 2019


As a parent, forcing stronger study and homework habits may be something that you want to start earlier rather than later. Fortunately, if you have a son or daughter who does not have to work very hard in elementary or middle school to keep straight A’s you may feel like you do not have much to worry about. After all, if your child gets 100 plus on tests and zeros on homework they can still sometimes pull out a 90 or 95 grade. If you let your student get away with that, you may find yourself dealing with some real problems later on.

As students get further into high school, Advanced Placement classes and honors courses require material that is much more difficult, A student who does not grow up with the fundamental skills to do the hard work can really struggle if they have never gotten in the habit of studying at least a little bit every night. Some students, in fact, who have had a really easy time early on may even not want to admit that the new work is hard. Without some intervention, you might have to suffer through a couple of surprise C’s and a lot of family drama before your student realizes that study habits may need to change.

As parents you might decide that it is your responsibility to make sure students have skills, not just results. And while forcing someone to sit and study or read every night can be a challenge, when children grow up being read to and seeing their parents read on a regular basis these skills and interests might transfer more easily.

In addition to providing the time for students to get work done, it is also important that students have a space to complete these tasks. Few of us can imagine going to work and being productive without functional office furniture. Why would you think that students could do their work without a dedicated space? By making an effort to create a space that is especially suited for homework, many parents can help their children get in the best of habits.

From office furniture to office sets that are specifically assigned for students, it is important to make sure that you always have the right kinds of furniture for every purpose if you want a space to be productive. Student desks and vintage vinyl floor cloths can create a space that will help even older high school students feel ready to be productive. Interior designers recommend updating the decor of a room every five to 10 years. If you want to create a space to develop the best study habits for your child, however, you may need to alter some areas in your home even more often. Nearly 48% of home owners planned to decorate their homes in the year 2018, according to a Houzz survey, and some of these changes may help parents create the best study spaces for leaners of all ages. Office furniture helps workers be more productive and student desks can help even young learners be productive.

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