Keeping Children Motivated
Initial enthusiasm in after school activities tends to wane after the first excitement is over. This is but natural. The trick is to keep up the hard work even after this. How do you keep children motivated? This is of particular importance when the child goes in for educational after school programs.
Make the career-academics connection early on: Let your child understand how important studies are. Let children know that an excellent career is wholly dependent on wholesome learning. To develop children's interest in studies, plan family activities that are connected with his studies. Emphasize the real-world connection to academics whenever possible.
Set goals for children. . . Let children 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.
Reward success: When a child achieves something, it is necessary to praise their 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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