WHY do children learn?
The answer to this question is something every parent who is saying "My child is refusing to learn. " needs to know.
Children learn because they want to be like someone.
If they learn how to cycle - it is because they want to be like the big girl next door whom they admire.
When they learn something in school - it is because they want to be like their teacher.
They admire their teacher
They know she likes them
They can't wait to do what she does.
To make her like them more.
So liking the teacher enough to want to be like her is a crucial motivator for young children to start learning.
When you teach your child -
And your child will learn effortlessly.
Learning is a voluntary action.
You must make the child want to learn before you begin teaching them.
Otherwise your doubt, disappointment and disapproval will make your child dislike learning.
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