Studying can be a daunting task for children, especially when they live in a competitive
environment and are not motivated to do so. However, as a parent, there are several ways
to keep your child motivated while they study. Here are seven golden tips to help your child
stay motivated and focused while they learn:
1. Set clear and achievable goals – Children need to know what is expected of them to stay motivated. Setting clear and achievable goals for your child can help them stay focused and motivated. These goals need to be realistic and suited to their level of learning. It would be unfair to expect a child to learn new concepts independently. Make sure your child understands the goals and is provided with the resources required to complete them.
2. Make studying fun – Games are often the language of children. Children are more likely to be motivated when they are enjoying themselves. Incorporate fun activities and games into your child’s study sessions to make them more engaging and enjoyable. Younger children find it easier to understand new concepts through game-like lessons.
3. Provide positive reinforcement – Positive reinforcement is a powerful tool for motivating children. Reward your child for their hard work and accomplishments. This can be as simple as a hug or a pat on the back. This encourages children to repeat their good behaviour or achievement.
4. Create a study schedule – Having a schedule for studying can help children stay organised and focused. It is important to consider the child’s interests and make time for them in the schedule. Ample breaks during the schedule are also essential to give your child time to relax and recharge.
5. Encourage independence – Children are more motivated when they control their own learning. Encourage your child to take responsibility for their studies and make decisions about how to best learn the material. This may be in letting them choose what to study first or how to approach a certain subject.
6. Make use of technology – As much as parents try to keep children away from technology, it has its own benefits. Technology can be a great tool to make the learning process enjoyable. Many educational apps and websites can help you make every study session a fun and interactive one.
7. Be a role model – Children often look up to their parents as role models. If you are seen studying and valuing education, your child is more likely to do the same. Let them see you reading, doing crossword puzzles, or working on a hobby.
Keeping your child motivated while studying requires a combination of strategies. The above tips are simple yet effective ways to encourage your child to learn. Remember to be patient and supportive, and encourage your child to pursue their interests and passions.
At Samsidh Group of Schools, we encourage students to learn using different motivation techniques. We ensure the children find their own drive to achieve, helping them become self-sufficient and intrinsically motivated.