Got Spring Fever? 
Five Solutions to Stay Motivated in the 4th Quarter 
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It's that time of year again: the fourth quarter! For kids, the fourth quarter feels a lot like the final leg of a marathon. They can taste summer right around the corner. 

The fourth quarter is when most kids have the most on their plates. Cumulative exams, standardized testing, final projects and papers, last minute assignments: there is so much to get done! Just like a race, performance in the last quarter of the school year can completely impact the final outcome. So what can you do to keep your child motivated? 

Keep reading to learn our five top tips for keeping kids motivated through the end of the year.


Free Parenting Webinar - 
The Motivation Meltdown: When Parents Care and Kids Don't
On this webinar, Educational Connections' President, Ann Dolin, M.Ed. will be talking about what parents can do to boost motivation and foster resiliency. 

Attendees will learn:
  • The main reasons students struggle to stay motivated in school
  • The latest research on rewards and consequences
  • Effective communication strategies - how to talk so your kids will listen and how to listen so your kids will talk 
  • Ways to foster resiliency, even when kids seem to give up easily 
  • How to leverage technology to benefit learning, not distract from it 
  • Crucial study skills for high school and college success

Struggling to Keep Your Child Motivated? 

Check out our blog for a ton of free articles filled with tips, tools, and solutions on keeping your child motivated and focused during the fourth quarter. Some of our most popular motivation-related blogs include: 

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