Workspace | Rooms to Study
A lot of people have asked me about setting up a space that’s good for studying. And since I know how tough it can be to get kids to focus – especially those lucky ones that have ADHD – I wanted to share some ideas that might help in your home.
Sometimes the only way to get kids to focus is to work with them one-on-one without any distractions. You can do this in a variety of ways, but here are some easy fixes:
1. Schedule the room’s activities – You don’t necessarily have to change a room’s design to change its dynamic. If you block off time for studying, time for playing, and time for relaxing, and adhere to a specific schedule, you’ll find your family/living room become organized and useful.
2. Set up a stimulating environment – If you incorporate bright colors and fun shapes into a specific room, the environment quickly becomes an inspiration. Just be sure not to toe the line between stimulating and distracting. A little pop of color here and there is enough to satisfy a child’s need for
3. Promise rewards – When I had trouble focusing as a kid, my mom would sometimes offer me a reward if I finished my schoolwork. It’s always a good idea to give kids an incentive, and if they have a sibling, why not motivate them to help each other out? That way the reward is something the whole family enjoys. It’s a win-win situation.
Do you have any tips to help get kids to study? Design or not, share them in the comments below.