Spring is in the air…and the last thing that a lot of kids have on their mind is homework. To be honest, a lot of things can kill motivation. Let’s take a look at the top five to help you diagnose the problem.
Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?
Take a minute to check your child’s schedule
He may have fallen into some bad habits and may not be getting enough sleep
Is Your Child Eating Well?
Cooking takes effort
Sometimes, a parent has to push hard as well to ensure he is making a few healthy dishes a week
Even if you hate cooking, there are still options for healthy foods
Take a few minutes when watching TV to surf the web for easy recipes
Recalibrate Your Child’s Schedule
We all have a limited amount of staying power
It’s hard for adults to stay on task, let alone your child
Is he having a hard time concentrating on his current study schedule?
It may be time to mix things up
If he’s used to doing homework directly after school, try doing homework right after dinner
Review Learning Styles
By this time, you and your child should know how he studies best
Review study methods with your child to ensure he is not just doing “busy” work
Make The Effort Worth It
Everyone needs motivation
If your child is struggling with his studies, he may need more [POSITIVE] motivation
For example, if he has to do a diorama, encourage him to use his imagination
If a paper is due, allow him as much independence as possible
Sometimes, it’s just being given a choice, no matter how small, that makes all the difference in the world