Motivational / Transformational

Who doesn’t love a good pick me up or a pat on the back? It’s important to raise your child with a lot of praise when they do things correctly. Reward them when they’ve done household chores and encourage them. It’ll increase their self-esteem and keep them positive and happy. It’s not a good idea to scold them by telling them they could’ve done better. Increase their confidence and remain positive, always trying to look on the bright side of things.

Academically, I was always bribed to pass my vocabulary tests by earning a few dollars if I got a perfect score. Money wasn’t something I could come by easily when I was young so I looked forward to studying for the tests and acing them. I also was to be in my cousin’s wedding when I was young. I wouldn’t do it for one Barbie so I bargained for two. Mom, this may be a bit silly but even the little things count. Simple reward tactics can be very motivating and gives something for your child to strive for and is still a treat. Maybe just make them their favorite meal or take them to pick out a special game or toy that they’ve been wanting. It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive.  My niece got stickers to positively reinforce her when she was becoming potty trained. Positive reinforcement is definitely a good parenting technique. Tangible items are great motivation for a youngster. Yeah, it’s bribery in a way but it’s still quite effective, particularly when your child is younger. As they get older, maybe motivate them by letting a friend spend the night or take them to see a movie as a special treat.

Regardless of what you do as a parent, remember positive reinforcement can definitely help motivate your child into performing to the best of their ability.

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