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Know what makes your child tickNo two kids are motivated by the same thing in life. What motivates one child, may not motivate another child. You really have to know what makes your child excited. Remember that whatever you choose, this has to get your child moving. Think back to the one thing that makes your child excited. With this knowledge, you can motivate any child to do what they’re supposed to do.
Get them excited about learningSometimes to motivate children to do something we want them to do, we have to pull out the excitement card. Sometimes, when school is boring, it can be hard to get them excited about all the learning they’re doing. One of the best things you can do for your child is get them excited about learning.
No fun until their work is doneBeing the bad guy is never fun, but your kids need to know who is boss. When their work is done, this is when they get to have fun! This is true in life, so it makes sense to make it true in real life too. If your child never seems to get their school work done, then they will naturally miss out on a lot of fun. This might hurt your mama heart, but sometimes you have to be hard in order for them to learn how to listen and obey.
Establish consequencesSome consequences don’t bother kids, but others do. You have to find what your kids want to avoid and then establish this as a punishment. For example, if your kid can’t stand to pick up dog poop in the backyard, this may be the best punishment for them when they don’t listen. Have these consequences ready to go! If they don’t obey, then they know what is next.
Make it a competitionIf you’re struggling to get your kids to listen and do their homeschooling work, then you have to pull out the big guns. Make it a competition between your kids to see who can get their work done. Of course, the work has to be done, but it has to be done right. A friendly competition never hurt anyone. Even if your child is homeschooled, they still have to learn to finish their work. Motivating your homeschooled child to get their work done might look different for every child. Just keep in mind that there is always a way to motivate your child to get their work done, you just have to know what works for that particular child.
Recommended Homeschool Books
Educating the WholeHearted ChildThe Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason’s Philosophy for TodayManagers of Their Schools: A Practical Guide to Homeschooling by Steven and Teri Maxwell (2008-05-03)How do you motivate your homeschooled child to get their work done? I’d love to hear your tips if you have any.