As the comfort level of some of our eleven plus children rises so it may, for some parents, become a little more difficult to extract maximum performance all the time.
The promise of a new game or a larger pony may not result in increased eleven plus productivity. Motivating a child can be a complex business. The key word for parents may be `creativity’. The more impressive the creativity on the part of mum or dad the more their child may respond.
Parents may need to think of ways of producing incentivised packages – where they are offering something that is new, exciting and different. Parents are parents – and so are very well equipped to be able to work out what works for their child. The objective is simply to draw a little more focused, and possibly more effective, work out of their child.
Big carrot. No stick.