A lot of our problems may go away the moment we accept that the only person we could ever have any real control over is ourselves.
Make no mistake, your kids, however young, are their own people and their lives are ultimately their own making. It is the false belief that our children’s success depends only on us that leads to power struggles. In our attempt to control our kids, we nag, bribe, yell, punish, hover, cajole, or even beg. Sometimes these strategies may work, but not for the reason you think.
Your children may comply just to get you to leave them alone or to please you out of love. But, that’s not the kind of motivation that they need. When they don’t comply, we end up using labels of learning disabilities and behavioral disorders to try to make sense of their actions. While these special situations may indeed be the case at times, you simply can’t make them care just because you do.
How? Read on for a few tips.
Continue reading “Does Your Child Feel Unmotivated? Here’s What You Can Do”