6 ways to help motivate your child

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Motivating your child with learning and education doesn’t have to be a challenge. There are many ways parents can help their children stay on track with school work and learning, through monitoring progress, positive encouragement and being supportive.

Here are 6 to help motivate your child throughout their learning:

  1. Organisation

  • Pack a schoolbag the evening before.
  • Complete homework the day it is set.
  • Keep a diary or calendar of important dates.
  • Create a study timetable.
  • Create a list of tasks to be completed.
  1. Punctuality

  • Establish a routine. Try setting a time for completing homework, a time for dinner and a strict bedtime schedule.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Focus on a goal or objective to complete e.g. achieving predicted grades.

  1. Reading

  • Reading for pleasure expands vocabulary,
  • Ir enhances creativity.
  •  It improves spoken and written English.


  1. Study skills

  • Complete past papers.
  • Learn how to process and organise information.
  • Prioritise tasks in order of importance.
  1. Knowing important dates

  • Make a list of important dates.
  • Write dates somewhere visible to be reminded of them.
  • Work towards the important dates allowing time to be managed effectively.


  1. Private tuition

  • Specialised tutors can assist in areas children need help in.
  • Work towards goals together, whether it’s GCSEs, SATs or the 11+.
  • Lessons tailored to the individual helping to stay on track and be motivated to learn.

Trying different approaches to motivate your child with learning is good for keeping on track with academic progress. For ideas on how to make learning fun for children, look at our blog here.

Read more about science-based approaches on motivating children here.