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12/19/2018

Is Your Child Likely to Achieve Their Goals?

As the mid-year point approaches, now is the perfect time for parents to have a conversation with their children about the progress they are making towards the goals they set at the start of the school year. The Tutoring Center, Miramar FL has the following post to offer which can help parents have a productive conversation.

Progress

Even if your child didn’t tell you, as the school year started they either set themselves goals or their teacher set them one relating to their classwork. Make some time to sit with your student and have a positive discussion about what their goals are and whether or not they are on track to achieve them. If your child tells you that they aren’t tracking well, the last thing they should do is simply give up. As an example, if your child has a goal to read a series of books before the school year ends and isn’t likely to achieve this:
  • Adjust the goal and lower the number of books they need to read.
  • Help them adjust their routine and schedule to make extra time for reading.
While making the extra time is obviously the preference, even lowering the goal is better than your child simply giving up.

Don’t Be Afraid to Add New Goals

Of course, if your child is tracking well with no foreseeable hurdles getting in the way of achieving their goals, don’t be afraid to add smaller complementary goals. Keeping with the book-reading goal above, if your child is about to finish their books early, look for another, yet smaller series written by the same author. Alternatively, look for a single book which is connected with the original series about a specific character or event. Whatever you both decide, it’s important that your student packs as much learning and goal-achieving into their educational path as possible.

Incentives, Not Bribery

The last thing that you want to do is bribe your child into completing their homework or reaching a goal. This just sends a bad message which they will take into their adulthood. Instead, look for appropriate incentives. Continuing with the book reading goal, if your child reads a set number of pages or chapters each week, let the choose the movie you all watch for family night. Similarly, if they can read a set number of pages each day then cook their favorite meal for dinner each night they reach the target.

One-To-One Tutoring Works

If your child needs more homework help than you are able to provide or they are struggling to achieve study goals, one-to-one tutoring can help. To learn more, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Miramar FL by calling (954) 951-4700.

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