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In helping our children to become motivated to learn, we need to present ideas and responsibilities in terms of our children’s unique needs. Sometimes it is hard to remember that our children act out of their needs not ours. It is important to start with our child’s feelings, why are they resisting, withdrawing, or why do they not do what others expect of them.
First as parents we need to:
Rule out any physical causes,-vision, hearing…etc
Then check overall emotional stresses, distractions and obstacles
(Family doctors may be of help with this.)
Once you have ruled out physical and emotional needs then begin your tender detective work in discovering what is blocking your child from essentially being ready to learn.
• Is it to get attention? -Getting others to help is a way to get attention.
• Is it easier? -Withdrawing may be easier than filling other’s expectation.
• Is it depression? -The feeling of being misunderstood or gloomy.
• Is it coping mechanism?-Easier for teachers and parents not to expect too much...
• Is it to gain peer acceptance?-The clown, the bad one etc…
• Is it a way of rebelling? –Passively wins by refusing to learn.
• Is it to save his ego? –Can’t fail and avoids risk if he doesn’t try.
• Is it a power struggle? –With parents, teachers…keep reading at: http://www.examiner.com/x-2016-Parenting--Education-Examiner~y2010m2d15-Between-potential-and-performance-is-motivation
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