So many adolescents struggle to read for pleasure, and as a parent there is a lot you can do. The phenomenon is called ‘expired expectation’, according to Margaret Merga from Curtin University, where some teens think that once they have learned to read, they don’t need to continue.
“If we really want out teenagers to continue to read, we really need to be careful not to transmit the idea to them that once they know how to read it’s not something they need to do anymore,” says Dr Merga.
There are 5 helpful steps that parents can take to encourage their children to read. I quite like all of them!
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