What motivates an Eleven Plus child to do well in the examinations?
For many children the motivation factors will be far more than chocolates, money and approval. There will be a self generated `good feeling’ factor which will grow as the child begins to recognise that a pass at the Eleven Plus is achievable.
Every time a child answers a group of questions correctly the confidence must grow and the child must feel better.
Just think of your child faced with a `big’ puzzle. Piece by piece the puzzle will build. It is highly unlikely that your child will want to complete the puzzle if offered mere `rewards’ of money or similar treats. The child will become driven by the satisfaction of completing the puzzle.
He or she may state: “I am going to finish this puzzle”. But making a statement like that will not be enough to drive the child to complete the task.
It may not be enough for a child working on a puzzle to hear: “Oh, he is so clever. He can do anything. He will finish puzzle come what may.”
Your child will need the inner satisfaction and drive that will come when success begins to tell its own story.