Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cultivate a Culture for Reading in the Family

People say that you are what you are through your parents and when they have their own kids, they try to instill the same upbringing too.

But, how can we really encourage a culture for reading among our kids? Kids do what they see from their adults. Thus, when kids see that their parents or elders make reading a habit, they shall form the same habit too.

Recreational activities of kids are mostly defined by the personal interests and inclination of their parents. Consequently, it is not unusual that most kids get discouraged or depressed when they are forced to do things that they don't like.

So, intrinsic motivation is equally important in cultivating a positive culture. When parents maintain an open communication with their kids, solicit their kids' desire and encourage them to have positive habits, kids become better and more equipped with strong character.



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