And they want to repeat the experience.
Here are some ideas that can help your child achieve success:
• Capitalize on your child’s interests. If you want her to do more reading, bring home reading material about things she really likes.
• Tell your child often how much you love her and are proud of her. Tell her you know she can do well.
• Help your child set small, reachable goals. For example, “This week I will learn the science concept on page 134.” Help her write down what she needs to do to reach that goal. For example, “I will study 20 minutes each night.”
• Notice your child’s efforts. Focusing only on results can discourage your child. And it can reinforce the incorrect notion that success somehow magically happens. Remind her that Mark Twain said, “Only in the dictionary does success appear before work.”
• Ask your child what you can do to help her advance. Can you discuss a book with her? Help her set up a science experiment? Take her to an exhibit or performance?
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