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Encouraging Your Child To Learn

Learning is something that we can do for life. It can help us improve our career prospects; it can give us confidence and allows us to indulge in hobbies too. Every once in a while, learning can be difficult.

Most often, just before a breakthrough, learning can feel like you do not remember anything.

Children often feel like they aren’t retaining information or that something is too hard.

But you can help to encourage them to keep learning even when it gets tough.

Your child might need extra help, and you can work with professionals like ABA Therapy, tutors, your child’s teachers, and online tools too.

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Positive

Have a positive outlook when it comes to your work and studying. It can be all too easy to make your child feel negative about their learning is they get a bad score or aren’t as quick as others.

Every human learns at a different pace, and that should be respected.

Try to show an interest in what your child is learning about, and this will give them a boost, and they are more likely to keep working hard on their learning journey.

Homework

Homework is like the little extra to help your child begin to do some work autonomously.

They can explore the answers and the question, read a little more and compound the information that they learned in school or their regular learning environment.

If you have something to read or some work that you can do at the same time, this can encourage your children to do their homework at the same time.

Try to have space for you all to work at the same time.

Listen

There are two forms of listening, and sometimes adults can be guilty of listening – without really listening. Active listening is a skill that can encourage people to talk more and allows you to pull out the information that really matters.

Active listening also allows other people to talk more in-depth without being interrupted.

This is about giving undivided attention, understand what the real issue is, and not offering a solution until you are either asked for one.

This small but useful moment will let your child understand that you are interested in and engaged with what they have to say.

Confidence

You can do it. Try your best! Don’t worry – you got this! Building your child’s confidence will allow them to try new things, and this goes for their education too.

We all had to learn to use a spoon and what each letter sounds like, and we had someone to support us as we did it.

It might’ve been a parent, a teacher or a friend. But that support meant that you were able to tackle even the hardest of words.

Learning also builds confidence, so you get into a positive loop of learning > support > happiness > learning > support and so on.

Tell your child you believe in them, and encourage them to keep going even when it gets difficult for them.

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