Remember the days when you used to sneak out of your class behind your teacher’s back and constant shouting of your parents and even cane beatings were not able to motivate you to study. Even though you learnt on your own some time later, it was hard to keep yourself motivated when you were not used to spend time studying. You don’t want your kids to have the same problems which you had to suffer because of not studying from the childhood. However, your kid doesn’t want to relent to studying. Kids are like that, they don’t want to study, especially when they are small. However, motivating is important to help them achieve success and confidence in their life.
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The first thing, which you have to do, is never to compare your child to anyone. Every child is different and special and even if behind your comparison lays the motive of encouragement to study, it is not right to compare. Avoid comparing and use encouraging language for your kid. Tell them motivating stories. Tell them why they should study and what will it do to their future. Give your child a reason to work hard. Don’t bargain with your child. Many people are in habit of telling their children that he/she would get a bike if they get good marks etc. Even if it urges your child to study, it is not the right way to motivate. They should know that they are studying for themselves and not for anybody else. Schools, especially teachers need to take care of these special needs of children.
Be patient and remember that they are kids and it will take time for the idea to sink in. Reinforce the importance of studies in them and be persistent. Keep in mind that even though you cannot insist your kid to study, you can assist him/her. You need to use affirmative sentences in order to let your kids understand the importance of studies. Don’t shout and yell or even criticize your kid. It will only appall him/her from study. Studying doesn’t just mean completing homework. So instead of allotting time for completing the homework, allot time for studying.
Check your child's work. Every night is unnecessary, but
checks it often enough that he or she knows you might - and that you care.
Insist that sloppy or careless work be redone, but don't correct errors;
teachers need to know what students don't know. Give praise whenever possible
and appropriate. A sincere expression of pride in your child's academic
accomplishments can go a long way toward making studying a habit. If parents
and schools club to bring out these differences through various methods, then
study will be play area for children.
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