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Creative, Enriched Homeschooling

Do you have any tips for helping kids concentrate on their studies?

What's an educational game or activity you and your kids love?

How do you encourage a love of reading in your kids?

What's a good way to motivate and support children who are struggling to learn a certain school subject?

Annie Peters

I like to step back and look at the big picture. I find something positive about whatever the child does when working in the difficult area. I love to remind my children that I'm more proud of the fact they try when they face a challenge than when they succeed at something that comes easily. Sometimes, I will find something that really matters to that child. If it's an object, I will buy it. If it's an activity, I'll make it a flashy certificate. I tell the child that when they reach a defined goal, it's theirs. I keep it in sight. The goal might be just making a reasonable and consistent effort. I make it clear it is totally up to the child. And I provide whatever support is needed.
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