Anyone know how to make 8 years old kids focus to study and pay attention when u explain it

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Sarah - posted on 09/27/2012

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thx Michelle,, yes u right i m soo frustrated, stress and i m not understand i always help her with her home work, gave her break after school to rest before do home work and help her review to prepare her weekly test, i took her to tutoring either twice a week but seems every time we do review the paper that she study she acting not intersted and whining and finally she wont focus she don't want read the direction she just guessing the answer in the weekly test and finally got the paper test result with lots of mistake and this is happen very often,,,she had fail go to 3rd grade i don't want she fail again this year,,, maybe anyone know some trick to make kids hv desire to study hard and pay attention

User - posted on 09/27/2012

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My daughter is eight also, and she does not like reading or homework in general. I also have a 17yr old son who used to be the same way, and I fought every night with him to do his homework...it was not worth the fight, because we would end up giving the answers in the end just so he would have it done. However I have decided not to make homework such a negative experience for myself or my daughter this time. We are currently reading 15 minutes a night, and at the end of the month we are going to have a mother and daughter date night. Dinner, movie, and just spending one on one time together for her reward. I think kids respond to a reward system, as well as giving over exaggerated excitement for trying, because they do like to please us and it seems to give them the extra little push to keep going.

I hope that you find something that works for you, because I do remember the struggles I had with my son, very frustrating. Good Luck

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