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How to involve your family in your studies

Posted on 10/05/2017 by

The support of your family will help ease the challenges of studying from home.

When you study from home, the support of your family can have a huge impact on your success. A supportive family will help you stay motivated and on-task. They will remind you why you started and help you get to the finish line.

A good way to get the support of your family is to involve them in your studies. Make them feel included – take them on this journey with you.

Whether you seek the support of your children, partner, parents, or extended whanau, here are some ideas for getting your family involved.

Be enthusiastic

Enthusiasm is infectious. Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude and a big smile! Show your family that you are excited about your studies. Tell them all the reasons why you chose to study travel and tourism. Talk about your dreams and goals and the amazing jobs you will be able to apply for when you graduate.

When your family sees how happy and enthusiastic you are, they will find it easier to support you – and they will come to associate studying with positive thoughts. If you only talk about your studies when you’re stressed, anxious, or grappling with a challenging assignment, they might associate studying with negative thoughts. It’s up to you to show them that studying is a positive experience for you.

Share your study plan

You will create a study plan before you start your course. Your study plan will show the times you’re dedicating to study, as well as the times you’re dedicating to other commitments in your life – such as childcare, part-time work, or household chores.

Print out this study plan and put it somewhere the whole family can see it, like on the fridge. That way, they will know exactly when you need quiet time to concentrate on your assignments and when you’re available for family time.

Celebrate milestones as a family

When you hand in a big assignment or get a good grade, find a way to celebrate with the whole family. Have a family movie night at home or go out for an ice cream – whatever you do, do it together. Use this opportunity to thank your family for their support so far.

You might also like to find a way to celebrate on your own. Give yourself a sleep-in on the weekend or treat yourself to a quiet coffee at your favourite cafe. A small celebration will motivate you for your next assignment.

These simple ideas are fun, easy to implement, and will help your family feel included in your study from home journey. Take them along for the ride – they’ll be the ones clapping the loudest at your graduation!

Study From Home is enrolling now for June courses. Get in touch today to learn how we can help you get your airline, travel and tourism career off to a flying start.

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