Parents: How to keep your kids motivated

We don’t yet know how the pandemic will affect young people long term, but economists tell us this generation has been particularly affected from a mental and emotional standpoint.1 Kids’ motivation has definitely been put to the test. Parents often struggle with how to help their kids, no matter how old they are. Fortunately, some of our partners are here to help you help them.

Alloprof Parents: getting you involved in your kids’ school success

The Alloprof Parents - External link. This link will open in a new window. site has lots of resources to help you support your school-aged kids (6 to 17) and keep them motivated. They include tools and tips that address top concerns, such as balancing work from home with online school, homework help, stress and learning disabilities. Here are some examples of articles:

Academos: finding meaning through mentoring

Academos - External link. This link will open in a new window.’s mission is to help make young people’s education more meaningful by matching them, based on their interests, with enthusiastic professionals who can provide career guidance. The team behind the site just launched a section especially for parents - External link. This link will open in a new window. (In French only) so you can help your kids choose courses and make career decisions.

La Fondation Jeunes en Tête and Kids Help Phone: offering emotional tools and support

Good mental health is key to helping young people reach their full potential. Fondation Jeunes en Tête - External link. This link will open in a new window. understands kids’ struggles and offers online resources on mental health issues. Most importantly, it wants to give teens and those who love them the tools they need to prevent problems from developing in the first place.

Young people who need help can reach out to Kids Help Phone - External link. This link will open in a new window. at any time. Whether over the phone, by text, in the mobile app or online, Kids Help Phone is always there for them, no matter what they’re going through.

Desjardins scholarships: a financial boost

Every year Desjardins awards thousands of scholarships to encourage students to pursue their academic goals. Young people can apply between March 1 and 31 at www.desjardins.com/scholarships - This link will open in a new window. to access various scholarship programs offered by Desjardins, through Desjardins Foundation or their caisse.

We know how hard it can be to work from home while helping your children with online school. We hope these tools will help you and your kids. Good luck!

1. INSTITUT DE LA STATISTIQUE DU QUÉBEC AND DESJARDINS ECONOMIC STUDIES, “Québec Population Health Survey.”

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