10 Strategies to Motivate Your Child to Study
Motivation for children is hot topic in schools and at home. How can we get the best out of our kids?
Homework is a way of helping your children review their lessons and enhance their skills which are taught in their school. This is also a way of helping them improve their learning. Here are 10 strategies to serve as motivational thoughts for kids.
1 – You should give your children a study area
Proper ventilation and an area that is well-lit is essential, plus complete with the supplies that they need. The area must also be free from any distractions as children have limited attention span. This simple step in a great motivation for children to succeed in school.
2 – Learn to limit and control things that distract kids
There may be children who could focus well while they listen to the radio or watch the television but this is only true for some, not to all the children.
Hence, whatever it is, you should limit the time they spend in watching TV and playing games as this would eventually lead to distracting their study habits and study time. Encourage a variety of physical activity, academic study and dates with playmates.
3 – Help in providing your children with their study schedule every day or every week
In this way, you are teaching your child to manage their time and organize things. You can even teach them how to set their priorities.
4 – Let them identify how much as well as how often homework is given
If you know the schedule of your child and get to talk with his or her teachers/s, it will be easy for you to identify such and to help prepare a plan of action with your child
5 – Support your child in his homework
-but don't do it for him. Encourage him or her that he or she can do it without your help. Let children try first and then help if needed. Parents are too quick to jump in and do things for their child leading to a type of learned helplessness.
6 – Avoid making criticisms and giving punishments
You should support your child and give them encouragement. When there would be problems, you should understand your child and try making up with solutions.
7 – Give praise for the efforts of your children
Help them build independence. Praise often and immediately as well as powerfully.
8 – Monitor the daily homework of your child
Ask your child everyday about their homework. give positive feedback and encouragement or guidance as needed.
9 –Communicate with the teacher of your child
When your child knows you are involved in their schooling they feel more motivated to succeed there too.
10 – Be a good role model to your children
Children will usually follow the things that parents do especially if they see those actions. If you want your child to be interested in reading books, show them that you are also reading books and how much you value it.