I have been thinking for a while now about this!
Being a millennial and having two children belonging to different genders makes you kind of a confused mother. Yes, apart from the fact that they seem to be genetically wired differently (naturally eh) one of them is self-motivated as far as studying is concerned while the other needs to be pushed now and then to bring her back to the track.
My parents were not involved in my school work except for the modeling projects that I used to bring back home to them. they would sit cutting chart boards and thermocol for my project while I would help them with the gluing bit.
I never had to be reminded about homework or classes or even small speaking assignments. I would be there and up to it all!
Here is a list of ten things you can do in case your child lacks motivation:
- Setting goals:
Set a short-term and a long-term goal for them. your help is needed in them is to appreciate the difference in what constitutes which.
- Plans work wonders:
To work towards the goals, plans are imminent. Make sure that the plans are practical and simple. Too complicated and difficult ones can be discouraging.
- Carrots work:
Appreciate every good step that they take in the right direction. All your prayers and hard work will be answered here if you play your cards well.
- Make it competitive:
Create a competitive environment. Kids love to challenge themselves.
- Encourage them:
Small failures are bound to come their way. Be encouraging and tell them to push their boundaries.
- Take a genuine interest in their progress:
Don’t confuse them with your non-involvement. Make sure that you show them how genuinely interested you are in their progress.
- Discover their passion:
Try to understand what fires them and work on their strengths and not weaknesses.
Never ever give up on them.
- Don’t allow them to give in to peer pressure:
Use peer pressure to your advantage and not to put them behind. No comparisons strictly with any of their friends that show them in the bad light.
- Exciting them:
Make it sound like an adventure and they will soon tow your line!!