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    [Parent’s Guide] What to do when your child is not interested in learning?


    What to do when your child is not interested in learning

    Update: This article was last updated on 28th November 2023 to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.

    What To Do When Your Child Is Not Interested In Learning

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    Children enjoy playing, engaging in their favorite pastimes, and sometimes even doing nothing.  When learning, particularly traditional learning, intrudes on this uninterrupted fun, it is viewed as a disappointment. Some children can overcome this and learn to balance both worlds, but for some, learning becomes an enormous challenge.

    It is a common problem that children lose interest in academics due to various reasons. Globally, six out of ten children and adolescents need to learn a minimum in reading and mathematics, according to a UIS paper. This is defined as a learning crisis, and it is critical to find out the root cause of this problem.

    We have filtered out some of the causes of this learning crisis to help parents analyze the reasons and assist their kids in overcoming them.

    Some of those reasons are:

    Lack Of Knowledge Regarding The Significance Of Education

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    1. Lack of knowledge regarding the significance of education

    It is one of the primary reasons that cause kids to lose interest in education. Parents and teachers are responsible for making kids understand the importance of education in an individual’s life.

    Kids who do not know the importance of education usually have a casual approach to studies. Parents and teachers should find ways to sensitize kids and interest them in learning.

    2. Lack of Proper Environment 

    The environment also plays a key role in motivating children to study. Children may lose interest in studies if they do not have a conducive environment. A tense home environment or persistent disruptions such as acrimonious arguments, alcohol addiction, etc., may distract children’s minds from studies. 

    So, parents are responsible for providing a better environment for their kids to study.

    Lack Of Proper Environment

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    Inappropriate Learning Process

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    3. Inappropriate Learning Process

    Some kids may have an interest in learning but not in the process of learning. The conventional learning processes are boring and unexciting and pressure children to lose interest in their studies. Especially if the teaching process involves memorization more, kids feel disinterested in learning.

    So, teachers ought to think of some new ways, like experimenting with fun learning activities to lure children. It is not important to know how many hours a kid studies; it is better to understand how a kid can study innovatively.

    4. Imbalance in Health

    Parents should not force children to study because some children’s mental and physical health imbalances keep them from studying. It leads to poor academic performance.

    Parents can overcome this barrier by maintaining their children’s mental and physical health. A child, for example, maybe mentally fit but physically unwell and unable to handle regular school tasks. So, it is recommended to improve their health, relax them, and support them by providing easier and stress-free learning options. 

    Imbalance Health

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    Tips to pique kids’ interest in studies

    Make Study Enjoyable

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    1. Make Study Enjoyable

    Here both parents and teachers have to play a crucial role. They should focus on making studies enjoyable for kids. If teachers teach with the help of examples that are related to children, they will pay attention and retain it for a longer period.

    Teachers should add creative things and include games and hands-on learning to make them interested in their studies. This will allow kids to enjoy their studies rather than feeling pressed. 

    2. Observe them while studying

    Once again, the involvement of parents and teachers is required. They should keep an eye on children while they are learning. However, the latter’s duty as a hands-on parent is crucial. Parents usually accompany their children while eating, playing, etc. Similarly, they should be with their children while studying at home. 

    It is one of the effective ways to teach kids at home because kids face difficulties while studying alone. Parents can assist them in overcoming this obstacle. 

    Observe Them While Studying

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    Know Kids Interest

    3. Know kids’ Interests

    To make kids interested in learning, knowing their interests is necessary. Sometimes, kids may have a problem with the learning process but not learning.

    They might find the process boring and difficult. As a result, parents must understand their children’s areas of interest. This can assist the child in remaining focused on their studies.

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    4. Encouraging and Increasing their Curiosity

    Kids are usually curious about things they like. It is the parent’s responsibility to increase their curiosity, encourage them, and motivate them in the right direction. Children should be taught to find their answers on their own. This helps them to learn independently.

    Encouraging And Increasing Their Curiosity
    Help To Avoid Distraction

    5. Help to avoid distractions

    Everyone is so addicted to mobile phones, TV, etc., these days. The first and last activity we do while waking up is to use the mobile phone. Due to these distractions, kids are disinterested in studying. 

    So, parents need to make sure that their screen time is limited by setting up timings for using gadgets.

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    10 months ago

    What does it mean when a child doesn’t want to learn?

    11 months ago
    Reply to  Steve

    Sometimes, these difficulties arise from conditions like ADHD, anxiety, social challenges, or learning disabilities. However, in some cases, students who aren’t diagnosed with any particular issue may still face challenges in reaching their full academic potential, which is quite normal.

    1 year ago

    Should I, as a parent, force my son to study? Or should I let him to be the sailor of his own boats?

    Emily Smith
    Emily Smith
    1 year ago
    Reply to  rose

    This depends on the situation. Many schools nowadays are giving kids way too much homework, and often homework that is developmentally inappropriate. However, You should never force your child to do something. You should encourage them and show them the path but forcing is not a key.



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