How do you encourage your child to prepare for the SATs exams? (Part 1)

The SATs exams are around the corner and many children struggle with preparing for these incredibly vital exams.

As a parent, it can be difficult to motivate your child to study, read books, complete practice papers or take small steps towards being prepared for the exams.

It might feel like mission impossible to get them to do some form of work.

However, there are 3 things you can do to help them to take action and get ready for the exams.

These steps will not only help your child with the SATs but they can be used to motivate them whenever they're feeling unmotivated.

In this 3-part series, I'll be discussing the essential steps that you can take towards helping your child with the SATs exams.

Step 1.

The first step towards encouraging your child to prepare for the SATs exams is to allocate time in your schedule to talk to them.

Often, parents are used to yelling and shouting at their children in the hope that it will get them to be more obedient. However, it often has the opposite effect and causes children to be more closed and less responsive to instructions.

Rather than yelling, shouting or scolding them, schedule 1 hour in the week to sit down with your child and have a firm but gentle conversation with them.

During this conversation, talk to them in a calm and caring manner. Remind them of how much you love them and how important it is for you to see them succeed. Let them know that you care about them deeply and remind them of how important exam success is in helping them to fulfil their future goals, dreams and desires.

The purpose of this is to establish or rekindle a bond with your child and to help them to see that studying isn't for your own personal benefit but for theirs. Sometimes children feel as though their parents are drilling their own personal desires onto their child but by speaking to them, you'll enable them to see that their success is for their own good.

Your homework this week is to complete step 1. If you had success with this step, leave a comment below to share your success story with other parents. 

Till next time,


Founder, The Clever Comprehension Academy &