Children are impressionable and always carry their childhood habits into their adulthood. They grow up in a protected environment and aren’t aware of the consequences of their habits but parents can help build healthy habits. But how can they motivate their child to adopt them?
So we tell you a few ways to keep your child motivated and encourage them to achieve their goals.
Help them come up with a plan
One way to make sure that your children do not deviate from their goal is by coming up with a realistic plan at the beginning itself. They also understand what it would take to accomplish their goals.
Parents want the best for their children but often overlook their hard work and efforts and only focus on wins and losses. Children might feel disheartened and can lose motivation this way so always make sure you celebrate their accomplishments instead of telling them how they could have done better.
Take interest in their interests
Always try and understand your children and take an interest in their favorite activities. They always seek approval from parents and learning more about their likes and dislikes may keep them motivated.
Inspire them to do better
Instead of telling your children to work toward their goals, lead by example. Tell them about your childhood experiences and how you used to deal with tight schedules and what motivated you to do better.
Here are some ways to keep your children motivated. Allow them to emerge as an individual without putting too much pressure. It is okay for them to feel demotivated at times so be more understanding instead of being harsh.