The first day of school is not just a day; it’s the beginning of a journey that will shape your child’s future. As parents, we all want our children to succeed and be the best version of themselves. However, achieving this goal is easier said than done. From navigating new subjects to making friends, there are many challenges that students face during their academic year. But with the right guidance and support, your child can turn these challenges into opportunities for growth and success.

As the parent or guardian, you play a critical role in your child’s academic journey. You can help your child identify their needs and develop essential skills that will set them up for success. Whether it’s building their confidence, encouraging their curiosity, or helping them develop their social skills, there are many ways you can support your child’s academic success. And that’s exactly what this blog is all about.

In the following sections, we’ll share some tips and strategies that you can use to help your child become the student of the year. From affirmations to encourage confidence to make them take responsibility for their actions, we’ll cover all the essential steps your child can take to make the most of their academic year. So, let’s dive in and explore the tips to be the student of the year!

1. Hold your head high and walk with confidence.

Starting the first day of school with confidence can set the tone for the entire academic year. Encourage your child to hold their head high and walk with confidence, reminding them that this is their day and nothing can stop them from being their best. Affirmations can be a simple yet powerful way to instill confidence in your child. Encourage your child to repeat affirmations such as “I am capable of achieving my goals” or “I am confident in my abilities” to help them feel more confident.

Talk about how leaders overcame challenges and how they stayed confident in the face of adversity. By sharing these stories, you can help your child see that confidence is a trait that can be developed over time, and it is not something that only a select few possess.

Remember, confidence is not just about having a strong outward demeanor. It is also about having a positive self-image and a belief in oneself. Encourage your child to identify their strengths and unique qualities, and help them see how these qualities can help them achieve their goals. You can guide them with various tips on how to make friends, how to approach your teachers and how not to allow their assumptions & fears to fade the reality, and many more tips & tricks depending on where your child needs the right boost.

With a little encouragement and support, your child could walk into the school with confidence and a positive attitude, ready to face any obstacles that come their way. By setting a good tone from the start, your kid may make the most of their academic year and progress towards being the student of the year.
So why is it that some students are able to carry and demonstrate the best form of confidence? This happens because of the right mindset and attitude that is inculcated from childhood. Imagine if your child can try options and variety beforehand just to experience the same and not to make a decision out of it. Your child would just explore options for fun and would give his heart and soul to try those options and the decision that he makes through that experience would be something that he would be sure of for the rest of his life and this would naturally be seen as confidence. We follow the similar approach to help students try/ explore/ sample options before narrowing down to one single option. Students have been loving our process as it’s totally practical and relatable and students these days love the idea of practicality over just theory.

2. Make the Most of What is Offered at School

Attending school is a privilege that offers a wealth of opportunities for students to shape their future. As a parent, it’s crucial to instill in your child the value of this opportunity and encourage them to make the most of it. This means not only focusing on academic success but also on overall development.By attending every class, actively participating in discussions, asking questions, seeking clarification, and taking diligent notes, students can build a strong foundation of knowledge that can serve them well in their academic and professional pursuits. However, non-academic achievement should not be overlooked. Participating in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, drama, or community service can provide students with valuable life experiences, develop a sense of teamwork and leadership, and help them build a well-rounded set of skills. Through these activities, students can also make lifelong friendships and memories that will stay with them for years to come.

Additionally, schools often organize fairs, exhibitions, and inter-school competitions that can help students showcase their talents and skills. These events provide students with a platform to learn from each other, develop their public speaking skills, and gain valuable exposure that can boost their confidence and self-esteem.

It’s also worth noting that schools frequently offer additional resources and opportunities beyond the standard curriculum. For example, students can take extra scholarship exams or attend summer camps based on subjects they’re interested in. These experiences can broaden their horizons and help them explore different career paths.

It’s also important for students to seek guidance from their teachers and counselors. These professionals are there to help students navigate their academic journey and provide them with the support they need. If your child is facing any challenges, whether it’s with their coursework or their career plans, they should seek a second opinion from their teachers or counselors. These individuals can provide valuable insights and help your child make informed decisions.

Overall, attending school is a privilege that should be cherished, and students should be encouraged to make the most of what it has to offer. By focusing on overall development, participating in extracurricular activities, taking advantage of additional resources, and seeking guidance and support, students can maximize their potential and achieve their goals. 

3. The key to discovering One’s Abilities and Interests is Participation. 

Undoubtedly, as a parent, you want your child to achieve their full potential and succeed both academically and personally. By encouraging kids to take part in extracurricular activities, you can put them on the path to success by assisting them in identifying their interests and abilities. 

By participating in different co-curricular activities, children can discover their strengths and interests. They may find that they excel in a particular sport, instrument, or art form, or that they have a knack for leadership or public speaking. This newfound self-awareness can help them set goals and work towards achieving them, both in school and beyond. It can also boost their confidence and self-esteem, giving them the courage to take on new challenges and responsibilities.

Extracurricular activities can also help your child stand out as a well-rounded student, something that is highly valued by colleges and employers. By pursuing their interests outside of the classroom, they can demonstrate their passion, commitment, and creativity, qualities that are highly sought after in today’s competitive world.

Therefore, you should encourage and support your child in participating in a variety of extracurricular activities. Keep in mind that the majority of self-development occurs outside of the classroom.

These ideas of academic, co-curriculars and extracurriculars are quite interesting and important to develop the overall personality of the child. But it’s equally important to understand which activities align with kids’ personality, future needs and then associate your kids to those select activities. We through our Breakthrough Program look into this aspect of personality development very closely as we know these areas of development are as valuable as education and knowledge. We make sure that we understand students’ potential, personality, preferences, till date developments and then after examining the results of the sampling process associate your kids with relevant and important activities that will act as a catalyst in their success journey. These activities act as a very important tool for developing your kids throughout.

4. Embrace Challenges and Failure

Life will inevitably bring obstacles and failure, so we must teach kids how to deal with them healthily and constructively. Children can  cultivate a growth attitude that will benefit them throughout their lives by accepting difficulties and seeing failure as a chance to learn and progress.

Encourage children to step outside of their comfort zones and take on new challenges. Whether it’s trying a new activity, taking on a difficult project, or speaking up in front of others, these experiences can help children build resilience and develop important skills like problem-solving and critical thinking.

The concept that failure is not the end of the world but rather a stepping stone to achievement should be instilled from a very young age. Guide examples of successful persons who overcame challenges and persisted despite failing, such as Thomas Edison, who tried and failed more than a thousand times before creating the light bulb. Stories like these can encourage children to persevere and view failures as chances for development.

Encourage kids to place their attention on the process rather than the result to help them develop a growth mentality. This entails praising progress and effort rather than just the finished product. Children can develop self-confidence and be inspired to persevere even when things are difficult by receiving praise for their effort and devotion.

5. Taking Responsibility for Your Actions

Taking responsibility for one’s actions is an important part of growing up and becoming a responsible adult. It’s about acknowledging the impact that our choices have on ourselves and others and being accountable for them.

Encouraging children to take responsibility for their actions can have a profound impact on their character and development. It helps them to develop important life skills such as accountability, honesty, and integrity and teaches them to be more aware of their actions and their consequences.

When children take responsibility for their actions, they are more likely to gain the respect and trust of their teachers, peers, and parents. It shows that they are reliable and dependable, and are willing to own up to their mistakes and take steps to make things right.

Children need to understand that taking responsibility is not just about apologizing for mistakes, but also about learning from them and making positive changes for the future. By taking responsibility for their actions, children can develop resilience and problem-solving skills, which will serve them well in all areas of life.

So, let’s teach our children to take responsibility for their actions and empower them to become responsible, reliable, and trustworthy individuals who can make a positive impact on the world around them.


The idea of developing a strong ethical and moral system sounds great but is equally important to inculcate these ideas into the value system of the kids at a very young age. Our Vision development module of the breakthrough program is specifically planned to inculcate the right seed of leadership and self management into the child’s value system early on. Every child based on their experiences of life is being guided through a very tailored personality and vision development process. This is guided through introducing real life examples of successful people, companies and projects which helps the student to understand the ideologies and vision of great visionaries who have conquered the world through embracing Challenges & Failure in a positive way. Also a strong mindset is established for taking responsibility for self by linking these kids to their role models.

Final thoughts 

As a parent, your role in your child’s education is crucial. You are their first and most important teacher, and you have the power to shape their academic success and personal growth. We hope that this article has given you valuable insights and practical strategies to help your child thrive in school and beyond.

However, we understand that taking on this responsibility can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to support and guide you every step of the way. At Svastrino, we provide expert guidance to help you and your child explore their interests, passions, and talents. We believe that a personalized approach is essential to ensure that every child finds their true calling.

Remember that your child’s education is a journey, and it’s important to approach it with patience, positivity, and a growth mindset. Celebrate their successes, no matter how small, and use their challenges as opportunities for learning and growth. Encourage them to take ownership of their education and to pursue their passions and interests.

So, go ahead and get started on your homework! We can’t wait to see the progress and growth that your child will achieve with your support and guidance. Keep up the great work, and remember to always stay motivated and encouraging along the way!


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