Education can often be the last thing on a teenager's mind, particularly when there is plethora of computer games, social networking sites and TV channels competing for their attention.
Encouraging a child to study can be the hardest challenge a parent or private tutor will face, particularly during the school holidays when teenagers have put exam revision behind them and are surrounded by a seemingly endless array of distractions.
There are a number of tried and tested methods you can turn to though, which will not only encourage study, but will also sow the seeds for self-discipline later in life:
These are just three of many possible ways to encourage teenage children to build study time into their day-to-day lives, but the list is by no means exhaustive. Do you have any particular methods you use to encourage GCSE or A-level study? Please leave a comment to share your tips with the rest of our parent community.