Mar 22, 2011

Keeping your Children Motivated

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Unlike the previous topic that explains how to Actively Listening to your Child, otherwise in this case you should speak and your child must listening to you. Initial enthusiasm in after school activities tends to wane after the first excitement is over. The trick is to keep up the hard work even after this. How do you keep your child motivated? This is of particular importance when the child goes in for educational after school programs.

Let your child understand how important studies are. Let him know that an excellent career is wholly dependent on wholesome learning. To develop his interest in studies, plan family activities that are connected with his studies. Emphasize the real world connection to academics whenever possible.

Let your child know, through example that hard work will be rewarded. If your child believes that achievement is a natural by product of effort, he is more likely to put in hard work. Such children are also less likely to drop out of programs and college at a later stage.

When a child achieves something, it is necessary to praise his hard work. Positive reinforcements enhance confidence and increase self esteem. Conversely, beware of criticism. It can ruin the frail ego of children and play havoc with their minds.

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