Today's Tip for Families

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Use Language That Motivates Persistence

Your child has been working to master a new math skill. But when it's time to do schoolwork, it's clear that your child still doesn't grasp it and wants to give up. The language you use to help can motivate your student to keep trying instead.

Say things like, "You're not there yet," or "You haven't quite mastered this yet, but I know you will." Those words signal that your child can still get the answer by continuing to work at it. Studies show that children will keep trying if they believe they can figure out the answer ... even if they're "not there yet."

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