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
 

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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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Dr Andrew Martin is a psychologist and researcher specialising in educational psychology. In 2003, he was listed in The Bulletin's SMART 100 Australians and ranked in the Top 10 in the field of Education. In 2002, the American Psychological Association judged his PhD the world's Most Outstanding Doctorate in Educational Psychology and prior to that the Australian Association for Research in Education judged his PhD the Most Outstanding Education Doctoral Dissertation in Australia. Dr Martin is regularly invited to conduct keynote conference papers, student workshops, teacher professional development, parent nights, and presentations to education departments aimed at enhancing student motivation, engagement, and achievement. His work is also featured on television and radio and in major newspapers and magazines. Dr Martin has conducted extensive research into student motivation, engagement, and achievement as well as work into boys' education, gifted and talented, disengagement, educational resilience, effective teaching, parenting, teacher-student relationships, and Aboriginal education. He has published this research in many of the world's top academic journals and at internation

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