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7 Savvy Ways To Motivate And Inspire Young Kids For Better Parenting

"They will then feel as if they are part of something. This way, kids will be more motivated to do things because they feel valued."

Celina Hoffman

Celina Hoffman

Relationship Rockstar & Writer at OverSavvy
From clueless husbands to the joys of potty training to those hormone-infused teenage years, this Rockstar has the answers when it comes to marriage and parenting. Wise, patient, and nurturing, Celina also loves indulging in her favorite pastimes of kickboxing and wine tasting. Which may just explain all that wisdom and patience.
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Parenting is not a job for the faint-hearted; it is demanding and difficult at times, to say the least. Having said this, you do not have to throw in the towel and surrender when stress levels start to soar. There are proven ways that can help you motivate and inspire young kids; so that they can follow the right path.



When children are young, motivation and inspiration are crucial. This will help them to start practicing good habits early as they grow. If your kids hate chores, school and everything else you propose, join the club. Getting your kids to behave the right way and do the right things is a process, and kids have to be trained in this regard.

Below are a few ideas you can use to motivate and inspire young kids.

7 Ways To Motivate And Inspire Young Kids

1. Effort must be rewarded

Some experts will advise against using rewards to please or motivate your kids. However, rewards are a great temporary way of getting your kids to do the right thing.

The problem comes in when you have to bribe them to do everything. Also, rewards do not have to be just material; they can be quality time and even compliments.

When your child is trying to do something, it is wise to show them that their effort is worth it. To this end, good, thoughtful rewards will play a key role in inspiring and motivating kids.

2. Encourage your kids to speak out and open up

Kids who cannot express their feelings openly and freely will often use certain habits to show their frustrations. To this end, encouraging your kids to speak out will ensure that they are well understood and motivated. Start with simple things like asking them what they want in their salad for example.

Additionally, have them choose which game they want to play or which toy they wish to use. As they grow up, ask their opinion in vital family decisions. They will then feel as if they are part of something. This way, kids will be more motivated to do things because they feel valued.

3. Praise good behavior

Some parents may have a hard time thinking of something good that one of their kids has done. However, you must endeavor to catch your child doing something good and praise them verbally.

Picking up a toy from the floor is good enough to be recognized. This will encourage more good behavior, and you will be amazed at how eager your kids are for more praise.



4. Encourage physical activity

Kids who are engaged physically are more likely to embrace direction from their parents. This is because they are not bored from sitting around; the activity ensures that their blood flow is optimal. Good physical and mental shape will result in more teachable kids, and this is definitely important.

Children who prefer to watch television a lot may not like to take the initiative or go out of their comfort zone.

5. Kids learn best through examples

It is very hard to motive or inspire your kids when you are preaching water and drinking wine. You have to showcase that model example to convince your children in this regard fully.

Therefore, if you like shouting and being angry, chances are that your kids will imitate you. If you want your kids to stop cursing, it is high time you stop cursing as well.

6. Invest in quality time

Spending more time with your kids can dramatically change their lives for the better. Some kids will lack motivation because they simply lack the attention they need.

Remember, it is not about quantity but rather quality time. Get involved in what your kids are up to and show them that loving care.

Even if there is still a long way to go, children respond positively to a deliberate show of love and kindness.

7. Never give up

Finally, you may not succeed overnight with your kids. However, giving up is not an option. You must continue showing your kids the right path to follow and encouraging them every step of the way.

When you least expect it, you will see good changes. Every child has the potential to be inspired and motivated; just be patient.

Celina Hoffman

Celina Hoffman

Relationship Rockstar & Writer at OverSavvy
From clueless husbands to the joys of potty training to those hormone-infused teenage years, this Rockstar has the answers when it comes to marriage and parenting. Wise, patient, and nurturing, Celina also loves indulging in her favorite pastimes of kickboxing and wine tasting. Which may just explain all that wisdom and patience.


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