It is difficult to instil an intrinsic drive for school in a child. Many variables contribute to this, including familial, cultural, and personality traits. However, there are a few things you can do to help them become more motivated in school.
Share a passion for learning
As a parent, one of the most effective methods to inspire your child at school is to demonstrate to them the importance you place on education in their future. Instilling in them a common joy of learning may be accomplished by teaching them the notion of education as an investment.
To do this, plan time for your family to study together, such as travelling to a museum, a historical site, or an art gallery. Discuss the benefits of schooling in terms of future chances and job growth or success from a young age. Incorporate learning into everyday activities such as grocery shopping, involving children in household economic difficulties, or giving them quizzes on topics of interest.
Reward positive learning behaviour
Children enjoy receiving rewards. They are always seeking for methods to be recognised for their efforts, actions, and decisions. It is normal practise amongst very young toddlers to request a proportional reward from an adult for a recent nice deed. Negotiations will be required to ensure that a reward for specific accomplishments reflects the effort and dedication required to succeed at it.
Reward systems should be tailored to a child’s age and interests; star charts work well for younger children, points work well for older children, and written agreements or calendar objectives work best for teens. The prizes for each objective or aim might be as small as a sticker or as large as a vehicle deposit. It’s all up to you. One advantage is that you can use the process of developing the incentive system as another opportunity to learn together.
Set aside time for good reflection
When a child faces adversity, his or her resilience will be put to the test. It’s all too easy for youngsters (and adults) to dwell on the negatives and feel defeated. Before this happens, spend some time with your child doing positive reflection. Using a visual reminder, such as a list, notebook, or a jar filled with tokens, may be a consistent source of comfort for them through difficult times. The connection formed by the two of you pausing to reflect on their tiny accomplishments will be both a comfort and a pleasure for them.
Set aside particular periods to reflect on your child’s accomplishments. When they are younger, they can create a picture of their accomplishment and you can write their words on it. As kids become older, this may become more of a list, maybe separated by months, themes, or areas of interest. Encourage them to keep a diary that contains sources of pride or achievement. This is the greatest method to get them to start reflecting on their own, with your help as required.