Parenting - Behaviour | 4-15 yrs

6 Ways To Inspire Your Child To Give His Best

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Every child has vast reserves of untapped potential. In some ways, a child is like a blank slate. With the right guidance and motivation from a young age, a child can achieve any goal she wants to. 

However, motivating a child is easier said than done. Children have minds of their own and this is why they may not always do what their parents think is the best for them. 

As a parent, it is important for you to be supportive and motivate your child to do his best. This means that you should appreciate him for the efforts he puts in, even if he doesn't always achieve the desired outcome. 

So read through our ClipBook to find six suggestions on how to inspire your child to give his best.

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Use Rewards

Offering your child rewards for behaving a certain way or accomplishing a particular task can be a great way to motivate him. Rewards are generally in the form of something concrete such as a treat, extended bed time or more pocket money. However,...

Praise And Encourage

When your child accomplishes a certain goal praising her for the work she has done can go a long way towards keeping her motivated in the future. Children love gaining the approval of their parents so be sure to offer a word of praise whenever you...

Set Effective Goals

Failing to set effective goals from the start is a major reason why many people fail. Help your child set effective and realistic goals for his self-improvement. Involve your child in the goal setting process, plan with him how he would deal with ...

Lead By Example

The best way to motivate your child to be a certain way is to lead by example. If you want your child to spend her time productively, don't sit around watching television all day. If you want your child to read books, let her see you reading them ...

Introduce Some Healthy Competition

Competition can be a great motivating factor for children as they strive to be the best. Participating in competitive events can teach your child a number of skills including how to be a gracious winner and a humble loser. The healthiest competiti...

Use Positive Reinforcement

If you want to motivate your child to strengthen a particular behaviour, positive reinforcement can be of great help in doing this. For example, if you see your child picking up his toys after play, tell you are happy that he is being so responsib...

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