How to Motivate Your Kids to Learn

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Parents play a crucial role in their child’s education. In fact, your level of input can help determine whether or not your child succeeds in school. This is likely because your involvement will act as an incentive for them to try hard and receive your praise. With that said, it’s likely that you’re wondering what you can do to help keep your child motivated when it comes to learning. Read on for some advice from a sixth form college in London.

Your child will require motivation from you throughout their academic journey, not just in little bursts here and there. Try and have one-to-one chats with them each evening after school in which you can ask them about their day, find out if they have any homework and make sure nothing is bothering them. Let them know that if they need help with anything that you are more than happy to be of assistance and ask them if they  have all of the relevant supplies to get their homework done to a high standard. Praise them if they let you know of any achievements.

Always set a good example for your child when it comes to working hard. Be positive about school and education, even if you didn’t really enjoy learning as a child. If your child thinks that you don’t appreciate education then it’s unlikely that they will ever have any respect for it either. Try to be enthusiastic when talking about learning and try to demonstrate excitement when learning something new. 

It’s also a good idea to encourage your child to set some goals. However, these need to be achievable; there’s no point aspiring to get an A* in the next exam if your child averages a B grade. The short term goals should be small and simple to encourage your child to continue to work hard and have a positive attitude. What’s more, each time your child achieves one of their goals, they will feel a sense of pride and contentment, which will help them to become more confident both in class and in their personal lives. 

Don’t be afraid to build a relationship with your child’s teacher, not only to show your child that you care but also to get some advice where necessary on things like how to keep your child motivated. It’s likely the teacher will greatly appreciate your support and collaboration. 

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