One of the biggest frustrations parents face is getting their child motivated to learn. Whether it’s mastering multiplication, learning a language, or sticking with the soccer team despite riding the bench most of the season, it can be difficult to get your kid to embrace learning. A child’s reluctance to venture into unfamiliar territory is understandable - learning something new can be frustrating and failure can be discouraging or, worse, embarrassing. However, you can take steps to boost your child’s eagerness to face new challenges.
As a parent, it is frustrating to see your child struggle academically and lose their self-confidence. Maybe a tutor is the answer - someone suited to help your child achieve better grades and assist in rebuilding their self-esteem. Once you decide to seek help, finding the tutor and/or tutoring facility with the right qualifications to fit your child’s exact needs may prove to be a challenge. But with some practical advice and tips, you will be able to help your child overcome their struggles with a successful tutoring experience.
When you were little, along with all the great kids’ books, did your community library have a full-size fire truck where you could play with the lights, test the siren, and take in story times with a real-life firefighter? (Visit calgarylibrary.ca for details on The New Adventures of Engine 23!)
Parents want what’s best for their children, and one of the best things any child can have is a positive experience in education. Outside of the home, school is the place that children spend most of their time. When learning goes well, it can be an amazing experience. Children can discover new talents and skills they never knew they had, and can see the world in exciting new ways. Success at school makes school more fun and exciting for children, which, in turn, makes them more likely to succeed.
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