5 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Learn
We all know that motivated children are more successful in school and life, they work harder on the problems, strive to achieve their goals, develop higher self-esteem, and stay out of trouble in their teenage years. Do these sound great? So, how do you motivate your child to learn?
What can you do as a parent to raise a goal-oriented child?
1. Create an Environment
Parental positive attitude towards study largely influences children’s achievements. Establishing an academically enriched environment at home, modeling the joy in discovery and learning, and getting excited about pursuing your goals, impact your children’s understanding of the importance of education.
What can you do to be a good role model?
Demonstrate the importance of reading by establishing family reading time, visiting libraries, discussing books, listening to storytelling recordings, and having books at home.
2. Encourage Analytical Thinking
Family gatherings create feelings of happiness and security, improve social skills, teach analytical and critical thinking during family discussions, encourage to express opinions, expand vocabulary, develop a sense of importance when children’s opinions are valued, develop self-esteem, and strengthen family relationships.
Don’t underestimate the value of quality family gatherings.
3. Teach with Everyday Things
Children are natural explorers. They get excited about everyday things you are offering to explore- a local zoo, museum, fire station, fisherman’s dock, problem-solving games such as Legos, a helicopter hovering in the air, the wind blowing the leaves, and so on. Learning about the world around motivates your children to examine new things, use imagination, and pursue naturally occurring interests.
Encourage to investigate the world around your kids.
4. Show the Importance of Education
Show that your children’s school is important by maintaining a healthy relationship with school teachers, establishing a suitable study environment at home, and asking your kids about their days at school and learning challenges.
Exhibit interest in your children’s schools.
Reward your children’s achievements by offering quality time: biking, whale watching, or hiking will grand your children with an enjoyable time together and strengthen your relationship bond.
Praising your children for the work well done or even for their efforts will motivate and encourage them to work harder to reach their goals.
Praise for the effort, not intelligence.