5 ways you can help de-motivated kids succeed

5 ways you can help de-motivated kids succeed

All parents want their kids to thrive at school. But if your child is going through a phase where they’re feeling de-motivated then it can be difficult for them to perform to the best of their ability. Here at Tutor Doctor we know that kids struggling with de-motivation often avoid asking for help and don’t know how to get out of their ‘funk.’ That’s why we’ve put together 5 ways that you can help your child become motivated and inspired with learning again! Don’t forget- it takes time and patience to see results, so don’t expect miracles overnight.

1. Be a good listener

Kids with low motivation get frustrated easily, so it’s important you let them know that you’re there to listen to any problems they’re having. Whether acknowledging an issue with homework or just chatting about what’s going on at school, knowing they’re heard will help them get back on track. It’s also a great way for you to offer a more positive perspective.

2. Create a fun homework space

Homework isn’t something that many kids look forward to, especially if they’re already feeling de-motivated. Small changes such as jazzing up a homework space at home can make all the difference. Find a spot where they can be comfy but alert and let them make it their own. Fill it with fun posters, inspiring books, colourful folders and post-its. Even the most de-motivated child might start looking forward to sitting in their vibrant space and completing assignments. After all, learning doesn’t have to be boring -- it can be fun!

3. Celebrate little successes

When your child is feeling de-motivated, it is super important that you recognise and celebrate even the little successes. Whether that’s getting one good grade or completing a big project on time, verbally telling them you’re proud goes a long way. Positive recognition can even motivate your kids to want to achieve more, meaning they will work harder at school to get back on track.

4. Identify Goals

Sitting down with your child and getting them to identify some academic goals or career ideas is an easy way to help with motivation levels. Encourage them to spend some time researching their goals, or creating spider diagrams to find ways they can reach their aspirations. This should help them feel much more inspired and excited to try their best to succeed at school.

5. Encourage learning in new ways

A great approach to combat de-motivation within children is to try and spark new interests. Do this by encouraging learning in new ways such as heading to your local library together, finding interactive and interesting educational websites for your kids to explore or even spend the occasional weekend visiting local historical sites, art museums and zoos.

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