1. Institute reading time. That means you read a book while they read a book (or a school assignment).
2. Help with their homework.
3. If you struggle with limiting their screen time, try to engage their critical thinking skills about what they're taking in. Ask questions about the content, and discuss.
4. Empower them to speak up by practicing ordering food, asking for directions etc.
5. Practice good sleep hygiene - regular bedtime and routine, limiting light sources in the room and regulating screen time before bed.
6. Nutrition. Keep the immune system strong and their bodies fueled for the day.
7. Help Them Get Organized: A good organizational system can make a big difference in a child's school performance. Help your child create a system that works for them, and teach them how to use it effectively.
8. Review tests and assignments that have been marked. Be as supportive and constructive as possible.
9. Observe when the topics they cover in school come up in daily life. Maybe a current event is similar to a historical one, or a dilemma is similar to one encountered in literature.
10. Sit and help with homework.