What Motivates One Child May Not Motivate Another

What Motivates Once ChildHouseholds with more than one child sometimes requires a balancing act when it comes to parenting. Even though they have the same parents, children are often very different when it comes to what motivates them. One child might be self-driven and need very little in terms of parental influence, while another might need to have frequent praise and recognition to motivate them to do well. Some children can take critique and “run with it” using it as motivation to try harder and do better the next time around. Some children take critique as defeat and completely shut down not wanting to try again. Our job as parents is to strike the right balance with each of our kids and know what motivates them individually so they can reach their full potential. What have you found to be the best way to motivate your children?

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