|4. Encourage a positive
A "cant do"
approach weakens a childs will to
"take-charge" of learning.
cant gain a sense of
responsibility, work independently, and
"take-charge" in learning
situations without understanding
directions and instructions. Help your
child know what to do with everyday
instruction words by explaining, using,
and reviewing the key words and phrases
of instruction, such as:
P cross out P underline P delete P omit P graph
P explain P outline
students sense that they need to know
more about a topic, their motivation
increases and they want to take
responsibility for more learning.
7. Give praise
used effectively can increase your
childs motivation and build a sense
of responsibility for learning.
successful or improved performance, not
just working on a task. Wait until you
see that enough effort has been put
forth, or enough work accomplished, so
that praise is truly deserved.
8. Build on success
childs skills are beginning to
expand and you see a
"take-charge" attitude toward
learning, you can help build on this
opportunities to practice skills
interests, activities, and
hobbies that provide practice in