When your child asks “Why do I have to learn this?”

When your child does not understand the purpose or why they are learning what they are learning, you might face resistance.

“This is useless”

“This is unnecessary”

“This is torturing”

How do you encourage the love for learning and your child has intrinsic motivation to keep going?

  1. Ask them back the same question.
    “That’s a great question. Can you think of any ways you can use math in your life?

    “I wonder why too. When do you think we might need this skill in life”

    They do not understand why and want to express their frustration. Let them explore the answers.

  2. Give them practical task that involve the topic (eg: math)
  • Go for grocery shopping with a budget