Search - Quix
Search - Content
Search - News Feeds
Search - Easy Blog
Search - Tags

42 Solutions to Lack of Motivation

42 Solutions to Lack of Motivation

For one hundred unmotivated teens, there might be one hundred different solutions to motivating them, as parents mix and match brainstorming ideas and finding online and community resources. Sometimes, the fix to an unmotivated teen is as easy as being sure you Have a Morning Meeting for Homeschool Success.

If you are facing an unmotivated teenager, look over this list to see if you are missing an easy solution, or failing to see an important safety concern.

42 Ideas to Try

Have you studied learning styles?
Have you incorporated enough play?
Have shorter lessons. 
Alternate physical activity with seat work.
Add fun in every subject.
Enjoy games across the curriculum.
Avoid using classroom-based textbooks.
Incorporate your child's interests.
Have you included delight directed learning?
Have a morning meeting.
Stop doing too much.
Keep reasonable school hours.
Do you over-estimate  your morning?
Make sure the work is at child's level.
Don't over-work the child's weak area.
Opt out of classroom settings.
Evaluate to see if curriculum is a good fit.
Don't expect perfect attentiveness.
Don't expect instant independence.
Encourage and embrace career interests and incorporate them! 
Provide a liberal arts education.
Provide a variety of activities of interest.
Wait it out.
Try some gentle bribery and rewards.
Spousal support is important.
Natural consequences for actions.
If-then statements to give limits.
Limit technology.
Look for hidden interests.
Provide free time.
Feed their specialization needs.
Get them a job or allow them to have a job.
Find them a mentor.
Provide incentives.
Allow honest feelings.
Give more hugs and wrestle more. 
Say, "I love you" more.
Spend more time together.
Spend more time in nature.
Catch them doing something right.
Seek a specialist for behavior diagnosis and modification.

Subscribe to Mark Gregston's free newsletter.

It is hard to love an unmotivated teen, at times. Hang in there! Don't struggle alone. Need more answers? I can help in my class, The 12 Keys to High School Success

Have you been in this position before? Do you have suggestions that might help other struggling parents?

Computer Coding as a Foreign Language
[Free Book] Keys to High School Success
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, 10 April 2021

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/

More Encouraging Posts

  • Early High School Credits Earned in Middle School

    How to get high school credits in middle school? That's a big question! If you are sure your child is doing high school level work in an academic subject area like math, science, or foreign language in middle school, put that on your transcript and earn early high school credits!


    Early High School Credits Earned in Middle School


    Why? Because when it's honest and true it goes on the
    Read More
  • I'm Not Afraid to Teach High School Geology!

    High school geology and earth science: learn about the rock types, different layers of the atmosphere, throw in some volcanoes and earthquakes…I think we have it covered. And truth be told, you can cover much of this in the lower grades, even into middle school.

    But there is one major component in studying geology that is left out of this

    Read More
  • 4 Ways College Increase an Applicant Pool and Why

    Colleges want more applicants. In the college business, they are more highly rated when they have more applicants than they can accept. Anything a college can do to get more applicants will allow them to reject more applicants. That raises their perceived value.  

    Let me teach you expert strategies for choosing a college that will love your student ALMOST
    Read More
  • How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript

    Usually a transcript cover letter is a simple introduction provided when sending homeschool records. It might introduce the student, explain the records, describe major issues or anything unusual. The cover letter should always highlight the positives, and put a positive spin on anything encountered.

    How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript

    A Transcript Cover Letter Will Explain Craziness

    While many parents have nothing important to say in

    Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48