March 16th is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day!

Last Updated 3/24/2023Posted in ARS Wellness, Homepage Feed

March 16, 2023 is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day! Our students really are absolutely incredible!! We are so glad there is a special day to remind our young people just how wonderful they are!

Our mission, here at American Renaissance School, is to ensure a standard of academic excellence by providing a nurturing environment that allows each child to reach their fullest potential as students and citizens. We know that our words are powerful. We work daily to encourage students and to make an impact We are honored that you have chosen American Renaissance for your child's education.

Parents/guardians, we also encourage you to remind your children how proud you are of them regularly. Children love to be praised no matter how old they become. Telling your child why they’re so amazing can ignite a life-changing journey.

Parents - you play a huge role in motivating your child to be incredible every day! Check out these tips on encouraging and motivating your child in school.

Tips to Keep Your Child Motivated in School

Source: https://childmind.org/

It’s common for kids to lack motivation in school. Sometimes, this happens because the child has ADHD, anxiety, social challenges, or a learning disability. But other times, kids without a diagnosable problem still have trouble living up to their potential in school. Here are a few ways that parents can encourage kids to put in more effort at school.

Start by showing kids that you care about their schoolwork. Check in with them about how classes are going. Let them know that you’re there if they need homework help. Ask what they’re learning and what they like (and don’t like) about the assignments. With older kids, be sure to give them space, too. If they sense that you’re pressuring them, they might end up feeling resentful and less motivated.

Using positive reinforcement helps. You don’t need to give kids big rewards, but even small ones like a high five or a few extra minutes of screen time can make a difference. It’s also important to praise effort, not results. For example, praise your child for finishing a tough assignment or taking a class that might be hard. Nobody gets top grades all the time, so make sure your child knows you don’t expect perfection.

You can also bring in reinforcements if schoolwork is becoming a source of conflict for you and your child. You could hire an older student at your child’s school or a nearby college to help monitor homework and ease stress on the family. Talking to your child’s teacher can also give you insight into their behavior and help you work as a team to encourage them.

Finally, be sure to keep tabs on your own feelings. If you’re getting very frustrated or angry about your child’s school performance, a therapist or support group can help.

Read the full story on How to Help Your Child Get Motivated in School from www.childmind.org here.

About ARS:

American Renaissance School is a K-8 public charter school in Historic Downtown Statesville, NC.

Our mission is to ensure a standard of academic excellence by providing a nurturing environment that allows each child to reach their fullest potential as students and citizens.

Our vision is to be the best choice for education in North Carolina. Our board, administration, staff, and teachers, with parental and community input, have identified our core beliefs and core values, which in turn are reflected in our strategic priority areas. These guide our daily operations at all levels.

Learn more about ARS here.





Gabby Parker, Class of 2014Gabby Parker is an American Renaissance School in Downtown Statesville, NC alumna.
Abigail Hill (Shuford), Class of 2007Abigail Hill (Shuford) is an American Renaissance School in Downtown Statesville, NC alumna.
David Whitlow, Class of 2003David Whitlow is an American Renaissance School in Downtown Statesville, NC alumnus.
Megan (White) Whitlow, Class of 2002Megan Whitlow (White) is an American Renaissance School in Downtown Statesville, NC alumnae.
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