Motivating Your HomeschoolerMar 16th, 2008 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: General Homeschool Posts
- A pat on the back, a hug, a smile.
- A word of encouragement goes a long way!
- A surprise meal out when the student gets a certain amount of work accomplished each quarter or month.
- Give them a reward of some type for each letter grade they receive on their report card. If you use this method, make sure you give a reward for all grades and not just A’s.
Don’t forget field trips and break times. Children need these activities to help them in the schooling process. Field trips can be educational or recreational.Recognize progress daily. Use positive statements instead of negative statements. Be affirming not condescending.Read to or let your child read everyday. Reading helps stimulate the child’s brain, rouses curiosity, and helps with the acquisition of knowledge.Become your child’s learning partner. Just as a child wants you to play with them in the evening, make homeschooling a chance to learn with your child. You’ll be amazed at how much you really do learn.One of the top things a parent can do is to make sure the child eats a healthy breakfast. The proper foods will help the brain and body work together to benefit the child. A good night’s rest is also essential in the learning process. You want your child to be well rested. Start the day off right!And remember to keep smiling even when the days get rough!! Your children will see how you respond to homeschooling and they will react accordingly! Happy homeschooling.
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