Have you ever had a son or daughter say that they were horrible at reading or math? The feeling that overwhelms your body is one of hurt and disappointment. How would you feel if they expressed and felt that they were great at everything they do?
I know for myself that would be the greatest feeling on earth.
Children have to have a high Self Esteem at any age right from the start of early childhood. Child Motivation is one of the keys to having a child with a high Self Esteem.
Somewhere, we have lost something and it is important to our children’s future, that we get it back. Is it good parenting skills or are we not practicing positive parenting?
Child Motivation and inspiration comes from us as parents. You sometimes see parents give the best that they can to their children when they are babies but when they hit the teenage years, it then seems like the mental pattern changes and it is time for the child to fend for themselves.
Today, the internet and video games that seem to keep children hooked like zombies, make it more difficult than ever to sustain child motivation. Child Motivation comes from other places; don’t get us wrong. The internet is a great place for research and education, hence the reason you are here right now.
We all have the same stories about our own parents; “they made me go outside all day and never let me watch TV.” “I had to walk to school in snow up to my knees and I had to like it.” We have all told our kids some story from when we were children to try to make them see the other side of the coin.
Child Motivation Tips
Here are a couple of tips to help you with Child Motivation.
- Praise the child for accomplishing something. Make sure you let your child know that you are proud of them when they achieve anything big or small
- Make sure to show off your child’s work, grades, tests etc. no matter what it is, whether big or small. Put it on the fridge; and bring it up in conversation with other parents when the child is around.
- Talk daily with your child. Ask them about school, what they did, how they dealt with any issues they might have encountered and, give examples of how you might have handled it if you were in their situation. Never say that their method was the wrong way of handling a situation, just simply explain how you would have done it.
Remember: We are heroes for our children and you must understand that they do listen to us more than any parent can ever imagine.
- Rewarding children is a great idea. When you are rewarding kids for either good work or behavior, understand that it must be consistent all the way through. Children will try even harder to get the next reward. Take them out to the dollar store for a treat, movies, somewhere they want to go, or even offer a day spent with Mommy or Daddy.
- Focus on only positive points. Stay away from the negativity of day to day issues with your children. We are all programmed with feelings and wonders that our parents put into us. Children are natural born risk-takers; they need to be fed the positive attractions in life. Never let your children get false feelings put into their brains. Remember, we are products of our environment and whatever we don’t teach our children, they will inherit.
Keep children on a plane of plenty, make sure they stay focused on whatever they want, and ensure they believe that they can achieve it. The wonderful truth is that they can do anything that they want to do. Through working with the proper mind set and understanding laws such as the Law of Attraction or The Law of Polarity, children will develop an intellect that will be miles from were their usual environmental programming would have been.