A recent study by the University of Washington found that more than half of the students who fail to graduate from high school are not interested in attending college. When children have no interest in school, it cannot be very encouraging. But the truth of the matter is that some children aren’t best matched to education; their skills and interests lie elsewhere. Others just like the experience of high school, rather than the education part of it. From attending football games to wearing customized senior apparel (read more here), this is what some students are more interested in. And though it can be disheartening, it can be difficult to change their mind.

Sometimes they know they should attend but just don’t care. Sometimes, they don’t understand why they have to attend. Often if they don’t care, they don’t want to do the work, or the teachers force them to do it. Sometimes, parents may not provide for their children’s education or be too busy with work to care for. Sometimes, the kids don’t want to go.

As a parent, you want to get the most out of your children. You want to help them learn, grow and develop as individuals. You want to provide a safe environment where they can thrive-an environment where they’re challenged, where they’re constantly learning. These are all goals that you want to reach as a parent, but you know that you can’t achieve them all at once. In fact, some parents find that their children hardly ever participate in activities or engage in learning activities, and they find this to be very frustrating. You want to help your children succeed, but you don’t know how to do this. This is where we can help. Here’s how to keep your children engaged with education.

-Like every other parent, you will learn that your children need a schedule in order to be successful at school (and life). This is an easy concept to grasp, yet many parents struggle with creating a daily schedule for their children. I know because it was one of my biggest struggles while parenting my own two children. I didn’t want to deprive my children of any sleep, yet I was getting absolutely no work done at home. Since the start of the year, I have created a daily schedule for my children to ensure success in school and life. The schedule includes activities to do at home, school, and after school, as well as routine reminders for each child.

-Another thing that can help you keep your children educationally engaged is giving them choices about what they can do and what they want to learn. This is true for all children, but especially young, struggling students. They need a variety of learning opportunities to keep them interested in school. You can keep the children engaged and interested in learning by providing more than just the traditional classroom experience (i.e., lectures, tests, homework, and grades).

-One of the easiest ways to get kids engaged with learning is to incorporate games into everyday school life. This is important because most kids don’t really learn from reading but through experience. Part of a teacher’s job is to gather information about what is happening at school and then relay that information in a way that is interesting and applicable to the kids.

-The most effective way to keep children engaged with education is to reduce distractions, which can be done in lots of ways. For instance, it is a myth that you need to have a center table in your classroom and a big desk with a computer on it. The presence of a computer and all its distractions will make studying less effective and even make children think they can cheat. Besides, a table is not always necessary, as you can learn from the classroom corner, in the cafeteria, in the hall, or in the playground. It is better to create a distraction-free learning environment, especially when you are teaching children with special needs.

-For children, they don’t need to be taught to read or write, but they do need to be taught the importance of education. Children are inherently curious, always looking for new things to do and learn. But, schools and teachers often get in the way of their ability to explore and learn on their own. Our kids are also constantly bombarded with messages from the media about what they are or are not capable of achieving. So it is not surprising that many of them are not interested in learning. This is why it is so important to recognize and celebrate their achievements to develop a love for learning. This can help encourage them to learn more because you recognize the achievements they have made while learning.