7 Effective Ways to Motivate your Kid

| September 17, 2018 | 7 Comments

7 Effective Ways to Motivate your Kid

Whether it comes to personal progress or performance at school, motivation is the key that drives your little one to do better. So here’s a little help for you with just that! Here are 7 super effective ways to motivate your kid to give his best in whatever it is you’ve both aspired for! 

 

7 Effective Ways to Motivate your Kid

A woman looking at a boy

 

1. Set Goals

You can never be too early to help your kid set goals for himself. Setting small goals helps your kid get a sense of direction and purpose, and will get him motivated in no time! Start with short-term goals and work your way up.

2. Bring in the Rewards

There’s nothing better than sneaking in a little reward to encourage your kid to perform best. It can be something as simple as a movie trip or a treat of his favourite ice-cream, but these little rewards work best and can help motivate your kid.

3. Appreciate & Encourage

Whatever the task is, appreciate your kid’s effort and encourage him to go for it, even if he fails. As a parent, your support is what will keep him going more than anything else. Encouragement is a kind of positive reinforcement that can help you connect with your kid on an even deeper level.

 

7 Effective Ways to Motivate your Kid

7 Effective Ways to Motivate your Kid

 

4. Bring in Some Competition

What could be better than spicing things up by introducing your kid to some healthy competition? Don’t let it go overboard though, and no matter what, never compare your kid to anyone else.

5. Embrace the Flaws

Remember that just like you, your kid has flaws too. Teach him to embrace and accept those flaws, and try to use it in a positive way that works for him and helps him achieve his goals. Setting unrealistic expectations from him and pushing him to become an all-rounder will only de-motivate him when he’s unable to hit those goals.

6. Encourage Progress

Your child is obviously not going to excel at everything he does, and during his moments of failure, all you need to do is to encourage him to continue trying and instill the values of persistence and patience. Teach him how to never give up.

 

7 Effective Ways to Motivate your Kid

Books on a table

 

7. Inspire & Plan Wisely

From watching motivational videos to reading positive books, you can do a lot to help your kid feel more driven towards his goals. Chalk out an action plan with him and stay interested and keep asking him about his progress. It will motivate him in ways you can’t imagine.

 

Do you have any tips to motivate your child(ren)? Leave a comment below!

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing such a helpful post!

  2. Calvin says:

    Totally agreed.. I think it’s best to teach them planning ahead.. and prevention. It’s the key.

  3. paula Pennachio says:

    I agree

  4. Carol Oddy says:

    Really good article on 7 effective ways to parent, good tips to follow. My son is now 32 yrs and just got married, was a single parent through his growing years.

  5. Erin N says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Very helpful advice!

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