Raising a child right is a big challenge for the parents. Gone are the days when kids used to have the privilege of living in a joint family. They leaned most of the things from their siblings, cousins and elders at home. Parents were not required to make as much effort as they need to do today. In today’s times there is competition everywhere. With so many distractions around it becomes important to motivate and inspire your child to learn so that he stays ahead of the competition. Here are a few tips to motivate your child to learn:
- Inculcate the Habit of Reading
Reading is one of the best habits you can inculcate in your children. A well read person is certainly more learned and worldly wise. Reading is infectious. You must yourself make it a habit to read for some time each day. This will encourage your child to read too. Developing the habit of reading books from an early age will motivate them to learn more and more.
- Narrate Inspiring Stories
Instead of narrating fairy tales and mythological sagas at bed time, it is a good idea to narrate success stories of people to your kids. Such stories are inspiring and will strike the right chord in your child’s brain. Narrate these in a way that they seem interesting. These will for sure motivate your children to learn and make it big in life.
- Appreciate their Effort
Every effort they make towards learning must be appreciated. This will motivate and encourage them to learn even more. It is suggested to give them small rewards at times. At other times few words of praise are enough to motivate them. On the contrary, a dull response can discourage them.
- Respect their Individuality
Many parents make the mistake of comparing their children with others. It is important to respect their individuality and appreciate them for who they are rather than putting them down by praising other kids. Understanding their areas of interest and encouraging them to do well in the same will boast their confidence and will to try learn even more.
- Show Enthusiasm
It is important for you to show interest and enthusiasm in their work and as they learn new things. Kids seek attention and when they get attention they do that particular task with all the more zeal and dedication.
Try these simple tips to motivate your child to learn. Do share if you know of any other effective way to encourage them to learn.