Inspire your child’s internal motivation

Does your child practice free throws for hours, but whine after five minutes of math problems? Tap into the internal motivation that drives her on the court to motivate her efforts in school. You can do it by praising her efforts. Talk about how hard she’s worked and how proud you are when she sticks with it. And don’t be too quick to rescue her. If she’s stuck, ask her to think about ways she could find the answer.