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Friday, October 26, 2007
At Wit's End
I'm at wit's end as to how to encourage and motivate him to perform better. He is smart but just lazy and is not consistent in his work.
Next year is an important year for him. Based on his final year results of 2008, he will be placed in Science, Arts or Technical Stream. I would prefer that he gets into Science stream.
I have repeatedly explained the need to do well in his studies. I have tried rewards as well as punishment. Nothing seems to work!
I would appreciate any kind of tips on how you have been able to motivate your child, grandchild, student etc. to perform well. So feel free to share your views.
By the way, he got top in History in his class and just brought back the trophy :) He can perform well when he is interested in a particular subject, such as history. He loves to read, especially books such as Horrible history and Horrible science and the like. He also loves to play games involving history, such as Civilisation IV and Age of Empires.