All parents dream of a bright and successful future for our children and therefore we strive to seek and offer the best opportunities for their integral development, including a good education that allows them to be more competitive in the labor market.

But why do they find it difficult to study?

There are several factors that can be taken into account at the time to see why our little one is not motivated to study. One of them may be that our children love to play all day without rest forgetting or putting aside various responsibilities, including studying, just to keep playing.

Not having the right tools or a place with the minimum conditions for them to study can also have an influence. The excess of screens can be another cause, since spending a lot of time on video games, cell phones, tablets or pc steals their attention totally without the desire to do something else.

Likewise, some type of learning difficulty such as dyslexia, health problems, or mistreatment by parents or teachers, absent parents and even a poor diet or lack of sleep will directly influence a child’s intention to study.

How do I motivate my child to study?

Regardless of the cause, here are some tips that will help encourage your child to study:

  1. Be a good example: children imitate absolutely all attitudes, actions and behaviors of adults, so we are obliged to be a good example to copy, if we fully comply with our obligations they will learn to be responsible with their homework.
  • Let’s put phones and tablets aside: Let’s put away for a moment the screens that usually captivate and isolate us as parents and pay more attention to our children to see what is the reason why they don’t want to study.
  • Show them that they are important: Let’s take the time to play with them and also to do homework together, getting involved and that way they will know that they are not alone, that they are important to us and also have our support and so studying will be easier.
  • Let them know that you are proud of them: even when they make mistakes, this will give them confidence and motivate them to try again. Celebrate also their victories because that will make your little one understand that it has been worth the effort.
  • Never compare: never compare your little one with another, we must understand as parents that each child has a different pace and way of learning, our child is not the same as another and that does not make it better or worse, it is unique.
  • Provide the right conditions: prepare a space with good lighting and ventilation, with chairs and tables appropriate to the age, place crayons, pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, leaves, etc.. Create an ideal space where your little one enjoys being.

Remember that you are a fundamental part in the formation of the future, so you must be actively involved in the education of your child and work shoulder to shoulder with their teachers, understand that it is not only their responsibility is also yours because together they will achieve the success of your little one.