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#YouAsked: “How Can I Help Motivate my Child so they’ll Stay in School?”

School perseverance can be a struggle for many children.  They might lack the motivation or self-confidence they need to stay in school and earn a high school diploma or a qualification, or they might be having a difficult time fitting the demands of school with other aspects of their lives.  In order to persevere, a child must find enough value in school.

 Here are some great ways to encourage school perseverance:

  • Instill a love of reading and learning.
  • Maintain a close bond with your child by doing fun activities together and asking questions.
  • Get involved in your child’s school life.
  • Provide adequate supervision of homework.
  • Encourage effort, regardless of results.
  • Be supportive during tough times.
  • Keep an eye out for fatigue from an overload of work or activities.
  • Help your child identify their strengths and look to the future.
  • Encourage your child to talk to you about their interests and nourish their aspirations.
  • Place a high value on your child’s success at school, on education as a whole and on graduating from high school.
  • Encourage your child regularly.
  • Encourage positive self-talk and mindfulness.
  • Praise effort and process, not intelligence.
  • Put failures and mistakes into a growth perspective.

Additional Resources:

Find out more about Hooked on School Days and find graduation and school dropout stats for the Outaouais area.