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  • Published: 1 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9781863253918
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99
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How To Motivate Your Child For School




A positive, practical guide for parents who want to help their children be the best they can be at school - and beyond.

- Do you worry that your child has no interest in schoolwork? - Is your child reluctant to do homework? - Do you worry about your sons struggling at school while girls are enthusiastic achievers? - Do you want to help your child manage their study load better so they leave time for sporting activities and simple fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL AND BEYOND has all the answers and more. A positive, practical guide to helping children be the best they can be, it offers achievable solutions for parents who want their children to do well at school – and enjoy the process. New research shows the difference between children who are enthusiastic achievers and those who struggle isn't simply the makeup of the child. Packed with authoritative information and hands on strategies for parents and teachers, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD is a must-have for parents and professionals who work with families and children. Andrew Martin won the prestigious American Psychological Association's international award for his innovative work on what makes children achieve – and happy – at school. In this book he reveals the secrets that will stop arguments over homework and worries about your child's achievements at school and university forever.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9781863253918
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Andrew Martin

Dr Andrew Martin is a psychologist and researcher specialising in educational psychology. In 2003, he was listed in The Bulletin's SMART 100 Australians and ranked in the Top 10 in the field of Education. In 2002, the American Psychological Association judged his PhD the world's Most Outstanding Doctorate in Educational Psychology and prior to that the Australian Association for Research in Education judged his PhD the Most Outstanding Education Doctoral Dissertation in Australia. Dr Martin is regularly invited to conduct keynote conference papers, student workshops, teacher professional development, parent nights, and presentations to education departments aimed at enhancing student motivation, engagement, and achievement. His work is also featured on television and radio and in major newspapers and magazines. Dr Martin has conducted extensive research into student motivation, engagement, and achievement as well as work into boys' education, gifted and talented, disengagement, educational resilience, effective teaching, parenting, teacher-student relationships, and Aboriginal education. He has published this research in many of the world's top academic journals and at international conferences. His first book, ‘How to Motivate Your Child For School and Beyond’ (Bantam, 2003) has been enthusiastically received by schools and parents across Australia. Dr Martin is Research Fellow at the Self-concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation (SELF) Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney, and is Director of an educational consultancy (www.ajmartinresearch.com). He lives in Sydney with his wife and children.

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