[Beside giving more math questions, how else are you motivating your kids to do more?]
“Papa, how much is one queue pole?”
“Oh, then you paid $100 for these two (poles for my tuition centre).”
My middle child ran off, onto her next activity with my youngest.
I was stunned for a moment.
She’s able to multiply $50 by 2 or add two of them.
To many adults, it seems to be an easy feat.
And it’s SO easy to brush this aside.
Assisting her to do her math homework makes my blood boils many times over.
Upon hearing that she could add $50 with another $50, I did this.
(Not easy for me and I was struggling inside.)
I went over to her and said this.
“Good job! That’s really fast to give $100.”
Then I gave her a hug.
Will this motivate her to want to do math better?
Maybe yes. Maybe no. No one knows.
It didn’t really matter then.
But at that point, I just wanted to let her know I was super proud of her.
What are some of your moments when your child achieved something that may be insignificant to most but it was a BIG deal for her and you praised her for her effort?