Studies may or may not come naturally to a kid, ecosystem around is a big motivator. If a kid sees books at every nook and corner, possibility of natural inclination towards reading as a habit are high. Studies are an extension to reading. Love for books easily extends to love for studies, though subjects may not be of our choice. Let us face it, almost every parent has to struggle to get homework done, or classwork notes made, or getting kid to sitting down for exam preparation. As long as it is a struggle it is fine, a fight over when to study and what to study seldom helps.
Talking helps. Knowing comfort level with subjects helps. Schools assessment about kid and kid’s assessment about school are often eyeopeners. For a parent there are no shortcuts, active participation and real life examples do help in attention towards studies.