Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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Does your son excel in some subjects and slack off in others? Join Michael Farris on today's Home School Heartbeat for solutions to this problem.
Today we're looking at our third type of student, the pleasure seeker. If he enjoys the subject, this kid does a terrific job. He excels! But when the subject becomes difficult or boring, he slacks off. Getting this kid motivated to do grammar is real trouble.
So what's a home schooling mother to do? Here are a few ideas:
Give more time to the enjoyable subjects when the boring subjects are done well. Intersperse short segments of work on the boring subjects between the interesting ones. Look for curriculum that makes the boring subjects more interesting.
But face it, some things in life are boring, but they must be done. Learning to work faithfully on whatever is set before you is an important skill. Talk to your son about your expectations, and again, Mom, get dad involved.
Try giving him some experience in the real world. A part time job can do wonders in building this kind of work ethic into your son. Hearing it from the outside world will help reinforce what you've said.
Whatever you do, set the standard, and let both parents get involved in holding the son accountable to meet it.
Teaching your teenage son to do all his work with excellence will help him mature into a man who can do all things well. No matter what career he chooses he'll be able to find favor with both God and man. I'm Mike Farris.
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