Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

7 Tips to Make Your Kids Love Their Learning Curve

When it comes to raising your child, you must know how to use reinforcement techniques and instill the love of learning in them at a young age.

No one is born a genius. It all starts somewhere to get to a place where they are capable enough to tackle life experiences and achieve success on their own. But teaching your child how to stand up on their own is not as easy as it may seem. 

A lot of parents struggle with the ways in how they can make life an environment that is a bit easier to survive in. Often in the process, a lot of parents unknowingly make mistakes that create more issues than they prevent. 

Primary school tutoring is not the only component when it comes to your child’s learning development. Instead, parental involvement is just as critical to a child’s academic success. If you aren’t there to support and guide your kid as they navigate through life’s struggles, then your child won’t ever be ready to get out of their comfort zone.

As you continue reading the article, you will find out how your child can improve their learning curve and fall in love with it!

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Let Them Try Out Things without Your Help 

Sometimes, parents become so much overprotective that it reverses the impact of the child’s learning path and makes them dependent. If anything, it makes them feel like they can’t do anything on their own and feel useless. It also destroys your child’s confidence and makes them feel suffocated under your intense supervision. Learn to loosen the grip on them and let them try things on their own. If you are still worried, then first let them experience the task and then let them manage it independently. Cross the road with them and the next time let them cross the road on their own. Talk to a shopkeeper and next time make your kid do the talking. 

Encourage Communication 

There might be a lot of times when they feel frustrated about something, and they won’t have anyone to relate or talk, and this where you can step in. 

It is essential to let your kids experiment with things while they play and learn on their own from a young age. While they are at it, you can supervise, so in case if anything inappropriate occurs, you can run to their rescue in no time. 

However, not everything is supposed to solve- sometimes all you can do is hear them out. At times straightforward and encouraging words such as “I know you can do it” or “it’s okay if it doesn’t work.” “There is always the next time” or “you are doing just great, just a little bit more.” These positive reinforcements work fantastic with kids and even adults.

Expand Their Interest 

Your child is more likely to enjoy learning if there is a source of happiness involved in their life. One of these includes their passion. Find out things that they love, such as swimming or playing chess and enroll them in classes or activities related to them. 

If your child isn’t particularly interested in anything, tell them some of your interests. They might be interested in what you love, and it gives way to more direct learning and bonding with you.  

Surround Them with Books 

As graphical it may appear, surround doesn’t mean building an empire of bookshelves around their room. It is recommended keeping books of interest that your child likes and are relatable. 

Children who read a lot, have a much easier time understanding complex subjects, later in their life. Whereas those who don’t read, struggle in developing their learning skills. Reading to your child once a day can help them improve their interest in wanting to read books on their own. 

Let Them Play With Different Age Groups 

Socializing is another form of teaching your child, how to interact with people, and behave in society. Playing with younger children will build your child’s self-confidence as he takes the role of a leader and starts acting and thinking smarter. While playing with the older kids will help them to find a role model that they want to be. Just make sure that your child is hanging around a friendly group of kids because sometimes they can be wrongly influenced by negative habits as well.

Learn Through Games 

Children love playing games, and it’s a brilliant idea to make them learn a few things while they’re at it. Not only does using games help children learn cognitive skills and in-depth learning, but it also helps motivate them during the process. Games are more engaging, and thus, children can focus most of their attention on it. Some of the ways you can use games to encourage learning are by asking how many cities they can name in one minute or by guessing the weight of an object before weighing it. 

Positive Self Talk 

Younger children also tend to mimic the habits of their elders. It means that if you want your child to learn a few useful things, you need to be the first one to discover them yourself. 

One of the ways to do that is to encourage positive self-talk. If you say “I can’t do this” to a task that is meant to help you, your child will follow it and think that if you can’t, then they can’t do it without even giving it a try. Hold yourself back from negative phrases and instead preach positivity within you and your child as well. Tell yourself you can do anything if you try and your child will have that thought imprinted in their mind as well.

Author: Sherley Alaba

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