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Helping Your Child Achieve

Lynnette Thomas

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There are always kids that make success look easy, however the parents play a crucial role in how a child performs at school.

  • It is only when a parent believes in and supports a student, will they do well at school
  • The most ineffectual kind of question a parent can ask is “How did you do at school today?"
  • Top achieving students have parents who praise effort not talent
  • You can do better, is also a wrong and judgemental statement on any child
  • Applauding effort will cause a child to feel they are competent of being an achiever
  • The parents’ prime task is to encourage kids to greater effort as no student is a self motivator
  • Children need assistance to work their way through the decision process, rather than make the decision for the child
  • Make a child feel you are totally behind what they decide, even if it isn’t what you would have chosen for them
  • As soon as a child makes a mistake assist them to realise how to prevent it next time, rather than focusing on the mistake
  • Getting upset with a child's mistakes is a negative. It is better to react positively as we all learn more from our mistakes than we ever do from our successes
  • Never attack a child for making a mistake, after all they are the one who have to wear the results
  • Helping your child see that difficulties are chances to be overcome, not threats, is the way to your child's success
  • If your child fails to attain a self-appointed goal, assist them out to press on in spite of it and have another go, even if the goal has to be modified. Being defeated is not the worst of failures.

    Not to have tried is the true failure.

  • Above all don't set goals for your child to achieve that you wished you had achieved yourself. Your child is an individual.

    Help your child to blossom and encourage that individual to be the best they can be.

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