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With so much potential for distraction, getting your child to do their work can be a struggle and laying down the law doesn’t always work. You will need to tap into their motivations and what actually gets them to sit down at a desk and concentrate. For some children that might be a reward system whereby they can earn rewards like pocket money and treats for doing their work while others may just need your interest. A private college in the UK shares some tips with us below on motivating your child to learn.
Going back to the points system, it turns learning into a game where they have the opportunity to earn things of actual interest. Slowly but surely, it will become less tedious for them to do their work and develop into a good habit.
Taking an interest in your child’s work helps to communicate that what they’re doing is important and gives you the opportunity to offer help when it’s needed. You will be able to keep a better eye on their progress and in turn push them as they should be.
If your child does well on a piece of work, celebrate it with them. Make a deal out of it so that they can build a positive relationship with education and feel motivated to do their work. Negativity and criticism on the other hand only demotivates in the long run.
Education isn’t something that just stops once you leave school. Things are constantly evolving and there’s so much that we can learn all around us. Doing so in front of your child can help them to see learning as a good thing and want to learn too.