Spring is upon us but school is far from over. Young people will soon want to put their noses outside… more than in their books! Here are some tips to help your child stay motivated through June.
We don't let go
It's not the time to throw in the towel: we continue to encourage him and be available for him. Exams are a major source of stress for many children. So we ask him to talk about his worries and we support him in finding solutions.
He stumbles on a notion? We help him as best we can and encourage him to use the available resources: his teacher, his friends, the recovery period, Hello prof…
We value effort more than results
A parent's love for their child has no connection with their grades. We therefore reassure him on this subject and we explain to him that the important thing is the efforts he makes day after day. Regardless of his results, if he always gives the best of himself, we will be proud of him. He is congratulated for his progress or his good results. We can even, atthe occasion, give him a reward or a privilege to crown his efforts.
We get organized
If he hasn't already, he is taught to plan his time. What are the dates for exams and work to be submitted? When do his extracurricular activities take place? How much time will he have to devote to handing in quality work or passing his exam? It is better to allow a little more time than less. Thus, if he overestimated the time needed, he will gain a few hours of freedom.
We jazz up the homework and lessons period
There is nothing worse than routine for undermining motivation. A little fantasy in this daily obligatory passage will allow the whole family to keep their motivation… and their good mood. Here are some simple and fun suggestions.
- Learn vocabulary words by playing Hangman
- Review addition, subtraction, multiplication or division tables by playing Fin Lapin
- Read a geography chapter while sitting on a practice ball
- Simulate a quiz to study your story
We get enough sleep
Even if the good weather is coming and the days are getting longer, bedtime must remain the same. A good night's sleep is essential for memory and concentration.
We put a little madness in our stressful lives
Going to school is not fun, especially for students whoare experiencing difficulties. Did your child just finish a difficult homework or manage to stay focused for 45 minutes? Now is time to have fun: we dance in the living room, we have a pillow fight, we go out and let off steam for a few minutes, etc.