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Stephie has a good answer and I'd just like to add a small piece that may help. Try sitting with your son and doing some work you have to do while he does his work next to you. This may be a good for a number of reasons: Bond with your son Show him the value you place on sitting down and doing work You can stay involved exactly with what he is doing ...


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The first - and probably shocking - answer is: You can't make him interested and passionate. There are a few reasons why this won't work: Permanent motivation and passion, by definition, are intrinsic, this means you can foster, encourage and strengthen his interest, but you can't create, let alone force it. The concept of delayed gratification develops ...


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Too Long; Didn't read: Emphasize similarities, not differences Teach them to avoid expectations of being rejected merely for being from poor background Immunize them (teach to ignore) disdain from some jerks who will reject them - don't let bad attitude discourage them, EVER. But important part is to not treat everyone in advance as if you expect them to ...


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(Your question is quite broad. A good parenting.SE question will focus on one specific thing). You may want to have your child assessed for ADHD, or sensory problems, or similar. A diagnosis will provide you with useful information you can use to then seek further help. If there is no diagnosis you may want to investigate a Webster-Stratton "Incredible ...


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Retake year 12 at the same school. Hopefully this will have woken him up to the merits of dossing. He doesn't need to lose his current friends, but then again he will see them less in lessons and that may not be a bad thing. There needs to be a cost to him of doing this, and if he bears that cost he will have learned a great life lesson. He will still see ...


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Riding Do start with lessons at a local riding school with appropriately sized ponies. A kid can start riding as early as 2 years of age (when they can sit upright), but many places that offers lessons have requirements that are usually between 4 and 8 years of age for lessons. When you go look for a place, look for a place that: the horses look well ...


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I was horse crazy since I was old enough to read books about horses. Any child is old enough to ride (I got my own horse when I was sixteen, and taught my four year old sister to ride on my horse, my kids learned to ride when they were seven and eight) but in order to be old enough to be the primary caregiver for a horse a child must have a strong sense of ...



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