Written by: Succès Scolaire
The snow is slowly melting and the days are getting longer, but kids have to stay in school until late June. Unfortunately, it seems that most students’ motivation is inversely proportional to the temperature outside, so here are a few ideas to keep your teens going until the end of the school year!
Being told “Study if you want to pass,” is far from motivating. If you want your teens to hit the books, you might want to sweeten the deal!
Have you ever considered that more freedom could be the key to getting high school students to study or do their homework? You could:
This should satisfy their need for freedom and independence! Remember: you might have to do whatever it takes to help them stay motivated.
While you do trust your kids, sometimes you just want to make sure they work well. Get the best of both worlds by creating a contract. See the suggestions below for some ideas.
Provisions for the teen:
Provisions for the parent:
When you notice their grades or motivation is slipping and getting back on track is harder than expected, there is always the possibility to hire a tutor. They will likely be reluctant at first, so remind them that this would be a new experience and that it can only help them improve!
So keep going, now’s not the time to give up!
This article was written in collaboration with School Success, a company dedicated to the academic success of primary, secondary, and college students. School Success offers homework help, remedial classes, curriculum enrichment, and test preparation services.