Parental influence on children in the first 12 years of their lives have a permanent effect. Unfortunately, children come with no user manual. Each child is different from the other. Discuss how to handle emotional and educational needs of your child here.
Aside from having more patience, I think it is important to also let them understand the importance of reading and learning and how it can help them as they grow up. In that way, your child will have the goals as he/she is learning.
It will be most effective when the kids realize it themselves.
My child started borrowing Fiction Books from NLB when he realized that there is a need to balance extensive Sciences text theories/concepts.....