Kids are full of spirit and energy that sometimes we find it hard to get them to study. As parents, we should do our best to inculcate that studying is a fun thing to do but there are numerous parents that are having difficulties getting their kids to study. You are fortunate if your kids are very enthusiastic about learning because you will not encounter problems. But what if your kid is easily diverted because of the surge of things or activities? You will surely have problems. The good news is that it is not too late to get them to study. You only need to consider the following things:
Conditioning. Conditioning is known as reward system (or it can be punishment). This is an effective motivator but of course you need to offer your kids something so they will in return offer to study. Some parents see this system effective but there are parents that “scare” their kids just to get them to study.
Join them. If your kids are having difficulties with their home works or assignments, you can join them and teach them. Your kids will surely appreciate this gesture. This can serve as your bonding moment plus you get to save because you will not pay for tutors.
Limit distractions. When you get them to study, make sure that there are minimal or no distractions like loud radios, computer and television. Teach your kids focus and they will surely do their best to study.
Support and love them. The most important thing that you can show your kid is love and support. They should know that no matter what they do or what their capacities are, you are still there to support and love them.
Hopefully with the things mentioned above, you can get your kids to study without having much difficulty. If it is not enough, you can always offer other things that are educational in nature but fun. You can suggest:
Arts. Kids have creative minds. The best activity to embody their creativity is arts. They can create paintings. This can bring their artistic talents.
Crafts. If your hands prefer making things like weaving and pottery, you should enrol them at crafts school. They can use whatever they learned in the long run.
Educational games. Games are not a waste of time especially if it is coupled with learning.
You can also tell your kids that reading is the best thing to do during their spare time. It will facilitate learning. To further explain it, you can point out the importance or the benefits of reading:
-Improve critical thinking
-Improve vocabulary and spelling
-Improve the memory or the ability to retain information
-Improve writing abilities
Looking for a book is not hard because they are readily available in the market these days. If in this case you want to rent book for cheap, there are many bookshops that offer this service at an affordable price. If you want to borrow a book, the library will be happy to serve you. If you want to buy your kids books, bookstores are everywhere. Whatever you prefer, just make sure your kids will enjoy it.
Your kids will surely see the point of studying and reading. Kids will surely appreciate your loving guidance. Make them understand that what you are doing is for them so that they may learn a lot of things. If you continuously guide your kids, they will learn to love studying and learning in general. Of course how will they study without reading? Kids will eventually love reading and who knows they can become a bibliophile or informally known as bookworm.