Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle every time you try and motivate your teen to study?
Do you have the same fight over and over again?
Have you gotten to the point where you simply don’t know what to do next?
You’re not alone!
Lacking motivation to study is by far the biggest problem for teens at high school.
How can you show your teen the importance of trying their best at school?
Well, it’s not by nagging.
That’s for sure!
Your teen needs to understand WHY it’s important that they learn how to study as best they can. Otherwise they have as much chance of getting good grades as they do of piloting a commercial jet.
If you want your teen to be studying as much as they should be, you need to communicate to them the importance of doing well at school.
This does not mean nagging, arguing, or dragging them to their desk screaming.
They need to understand what’s in it for them
You must try and get it through to them that trying their best at school is the best thing they can do for THEIR life.
If your teen is to study regularly and strive for the grades they’re capable of getting, it’s imperative that they are self-motivated to do so.
They can’t always have someone there to hold their hand.
We’re not saying this will be a straight forward task, but rather something you should think of as a work in progress.
Start today by simply trying to have a chat with your teen about something interesting they’re learning at school, and how this could help them after school. (You may need to take the lead on this one!)
Small steps, amazing results.
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