Write 31 days: Tip #4

Write 31 days – How NOT to kill the reading habit in kids with Book Recommendations for boys

Tip #1 – Even if the book he selects is a book you do not think has any “value”; do NOT discourage!

Tip#2 -Let them abuse the book

Tip #3 – Do not offer reading instead of screen time.

Tip #4 – Do not Give up on your Children, they need you more than you will ever know.

Every book I bring into the home is outright rejected. Feeling dejected and annoyed, I stopped reading for a while!

When we started off on our reading journey, we had a phase where in every book I bought for Aarya was rejected even before we opened the book! If it was not about a car or a truck or something he liked, he wouldn’t even let me open it! Some days he won’t allow me to read the books he liked previously. I was flustered to say the least, and I stopped trying for a while too. But then, I am a mom and I decided that I was NEVER going to give up on my children. And I kept trying. Until he stopped saying no to reading a book.

Sometimes I have felt that I just read 1 book for weeks on end, but I do not stop because that one book might be his ladder to loving books.

Do not feel hurt if the books you love are out-rightly rejected and never read more than that one time, it is OK. I am sure he will grow to love them someday. Or there would be another child who will.

There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book. * 15+ Children's Book Lists Recommended By Moms

This quote rings true with us a lot and Let’s Lasso the Moon blog shares an awesome list of Book Lists.

Do not Give up on your Children, they need you more than you will ever know.

 

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