So many of our parenting decisions are made in attempt to motivate our children to make healthy choices.
Often we use external motivators — rewards, punishments, nagging, logic — to try to get them to act positively… but those motivators don’t seem to last.
The good news is that instead of trying to get kids to act responsible behavior, we can foster internal motivation (and improve our influence) by simply showing them that they matter.
In this episode, you’ll learn
- How showing kids that they matter increases our influence and motivates our kids to make healthy choices, even when we’re not around
- What it means to SHOW, not just tell, your kids that they matter
- Simple actions you can start to take today to improve your influence and your kids’ motivation
Referenced in this Episode:
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band-Aid Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game Framework)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 9 (Give Kids What They Need, Not What They Want)
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