CHILDREN have been urged to develop good, consistent study habits as this will pave the way for success in their chosen careers and other areas of life.
Attorney-at-law Roxanne Bailey, in offering the advice at a recent career day at Sylvia Foote Basic School in Kingston, said when children are consistent with their studies they are more likely to retain information and perform well in exams.
In addition, consistent studying helps children to build the self-discipline and time management skills that are essential for success in life, she noted.
The young attorney told the students and parents gathered for the career day that by dedicating time to their studies students will learn the "value of hard work and perseverance, which will help them achieve their goals".
She said it is important for parents and educators to encourage children to stay consistent with their studies.
"By providing a structured environment, setting realistic goals, and offering positive reinforcement, we can help children develop a love for learning and set them on a path to success," said Bailey.
She further encouraged students not to procrastinate as this could lead to "missed opportunities" and a lack of progress towards their goals.
"When you believe in yourselves and your abilities you are more likely to achieve your goals. You should focus on your strengths and work on improving your weaknesses," she said while urging the children to avoid distractions such as excessive use of social media and the playing of video games.
"While it is important to have fun and relax, it's also important to balance leisure activities with your career aspirations. Avoid giving up too easily; success requires perseverance and resilience. You should learn from your failures, stay motivated, and keep pushing forward towards your dreams," added Bailey who spoke to the children about the legal profession.
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