How to Motivate Your Child for School and Beyond

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Random House Australia, 2003 - Education - 328 pages
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- Do you worry that your child has no interest in schoolwork? - Is your child reluctant to do homework? - Do you worry about your sons struggling at school while girls are enthusiastic achievers? - Do you want to help your child manage their study load better so they leave time for sporting activities and simple fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL AND BEYOND has all the answers and more. A positive, practical guide to helping children be the best they can be, it offers achievable solutions for parents who want their children to do well at school – and enjoy the process. New research shows the difference between children who are enthusiastic achievers and those who struggle isn’t simply the makeup of the child. Packed with authoritative information and hands on strategies for parents and teachers, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD is a must-have for parents and professionals who work with families and children. Andrew Martin won the prestigious American Psychological Association’s international award for his innovative work on what makes children achieve – and happy – at school. In this book he reveals the secrets that will stop arguments over homework and worries about your child’s achievements at school and university forever.
 

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Contents

Raising Happy Learners
2
Boosters Mufflers and Guzzlers
16
PART
33
Control
58
Increasing Your Childs Belief
80
Increasing Your Childs Learning
97
Assisting Your Childs Schoolwork
115
Reducing Your Childs Fear
180
ReEngaging the Disengaged Child
230
Motivating Boys
254
Motivating the Gifted and Talented
272
The Bottom Line
294
Notes
299
Bibliography and Further Reading
303
34
313
Index
318

PART THREE
205
SPECIAL ISSUES IN MOTIVATION
209
Building a Good Relationship with Your Child
210
80
319
Acknowledgements
328
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