Motivate Kids to Do Better in School

Is your kid struggling to put effort into school? Get advice on how to be his biggest cheerleader to inspire him to do well.

According to koodakpress، Figuring out a formula to help an unmotivated child do homework and focus on education is tough. In many cases, it’s not a matter of your child’s ability to become a proud pupil, but a matter of her not connecting with the methods used in the classroom. Don’t lose hope. Finding your child’s learning sweet spot will soon have her seeing stars — gold stars, that is. If she’s floundering, here are a few tips to help her smarten up to the benefits of putting in the work at school.

Set Small Step-by-Step Goals

A child may be overwhelmed and may need to focus on the smaller steps to achieving goals, rather than the big end result. “The number one reason that students feel unmotivated is that they are overwhelmed by the [enormousness] of homework and studying,” says Alexandra Mayzler, director of Thinking Caps Tutoring, a tutoring company with locations around the country, including New York City and Texas. “It can make success seem so far in the future it’s unattainable.” Create a list of small goals that your child can check off as he reaches them. Instead of telling him he needs to write for hours, break an assignment down into researching an idea (check!), writing a rough draft (check!), and polishing it up in a final draft (check!). Or divide and vary studying time — have him sit down for 10 minutes to go over flash cards and then for 30 minutes to read books.

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