Motivating Your Kid to Complete Work Part 2

Going crazy with the whining?

If you are reading this, there is a good chance that your sweet angel is driving you nuts with tears and/or shouting about finishing school work.  Don’t give up on your homeschooling efforts yet!  If you are anything like I was… I needed it to work for my son’s sake and was at my wit’s end some days.

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Scheduling 

Have them create their “own” schedule with the work they need to get done.  Include play breaks and errands in there, and experiment with adding time blocks.  Having a solid sense of how short something should be will help reduce the overwhelm up front. Controlling the order it all goes down may be part of the massive relief.  My son likes to save his “best for last.”

They will feel more and more motivated to finish when they see how much is already done and how little is left.  C’mon, can you honestly tell me there is anyone who doesn’t like checking stuff off their to-do list?  My sister-in-law once told me that she adds stuff to her list just to feel the joy of crossing it off. 🙂

In case you missed it, here is Last week’s “Motivating Your Kid to Complete Work” Part 1, Part 3, Part 4

-Jill

P.S. This also works wonders when you have a full day of errands to run!

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Author: Jill C

Jill is a Christian, homeschooler, "boy mom", and special needs parent. Jill has ADHD and has learned firsthand how adapting environments can be key to finding success! Her current mission is to empower parents whose desire is to homeschool their special needs children and helping them squash their self-doubt!

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