As a mom with young kids, I want my kids to know I am their biggest fan and cheerleader. I want to set an example for them just as I looked up to my parents and for some sort of direction. As a parent, I feel it is my duty to motivate my kids in life and help them when they need it. Whether it is their education, sports, hobbies, I want to motivate them to be the best that they can be. And even so I know convincing my kids to do things they don’t want to do can be challenging.
iMOM gives great tips on how to motivate your children. I have used some already and thought I would share this article with you!
10 Ways to Motivate Your Child
“Some kids are self-motivated. And other kids are less motivated and need a little push here or a lot of prodding there. If you’re wondering how to motivate your child, you might automatically think of rewarding your child for every step he takes in the right direction, and applying negative consequences for steps he takes in the wrong direction. In reality, the best approach is to go easy on the rewards and punishments and cultivate his internal motivation—help him to tune into the feelings of accomplishment and the pride he feels for a job well done.”