Posts Tagged: how to motivate kids

How to Avoid Pushing Your Gifted Child Too Hard

avoid pushing your gifted childHaving a gifted child is a blessing, but it can very easily turn into a curse if you, as a parent, have no idea how to deal with your child’s giftedness. Under normal circumstances, a parent of a gifted child should know the importance of reinforcing the child’s gifts. Motivating them to excel also comes with the territory.

Some parents, however, may end up pushing their child too hard and not realize it before it’s too late. If you’re one such parent and you’re pushing your gifted child too hard, he or she could feel pressured, which could then lead to emotional issues that will become a much bigger problem later on.

In her blog Reality Check, child expert Dr. Michelle Borba tells of ways to avoid pushing your gifted child too hard.

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How To Motivate Your Kids (And Other People) According To Science

ways to motivate your kidsWe parents take different approaches to motivating our children, particularly with regards to schoolwork. Some of those approaches are stuff we got from experience, while the others we just came across in magazines and websites. But what if you had the chance to motivate your kids through techniques that arose out of actual scientific studies? Would you be applying them to your kid? Of course you should, because they actually make a lot of sense. An article by Eric barker for Time lists down some of the ways to motivate your kids (and other people) according to science.

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Focus on Hopes and Dreams, Not The Failures

how disappointments are dealt withAre you one of those parents who criticize their children when they fail to win anything at a competition or come home with a lower grade? If you are, then you might want to rethink that. If an article written by Daniel Goleman for Harvard Business Review is to be believed, the human brain is naturally wired to react according to how disappointments are dealt with.

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How to encourage your child to practice math

How do I encourage my child to practice math? Do you ask yourself that question on a regular basis? Here are some tips that may help in turning a potentially deep-seeded dislike of math and practicing in general into a life-long positive pattern of achievement.
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How To Raise a Reader

raise a readerIn a world full of technological distractions, helping children develop a pure love for reading is proving to be a little tougher than usual. Then again, we parents should never forget that we have the power to create enthusiastic readers in our kids. To help you raise a reader, here are a number of things that will surely help them develop a lifelong interest for reading.

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Imagination: A Magic World – And Key To Child Development

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Imagination and play comprise a child’s magic world

An interesting article from kidshealth.org caught my attention. It talks about play with imagination and how it inspires and aids in a child’s development.

Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability to form new images and sensations that are not perceived through sight, hearing, or other senses.

Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning process.

The preschool age is said to be the time for the most imaginative theatre. These are the so-called “magic years” — when a child expresses some grand antics brought about by wild imagination.

The following explains why imagination is important and what we can do to nourish it in our children.
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The best advice for being in a positive frame of mind

1110075_wonderful_3Great advice tends to be a very rare commodity. Often, some of the more mediocre ones come out in the garb of smart language or we simply assume an advice to be healthy because it is made by an elder person. This however does not change the fact that the real brilliant advices are like the Haley’s Comet. Pete Wargent for the Property Update writes how such advices should be kept for posterity by noting them down in black and white.
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