Promote Your Child’s Self-motivation

Promote your child's self-motivation

Self-motivation is a concept that is not always fully understood. It includes more than just a way to overcome a lack of interest or act without objections and explanations. Self-motivation also includes starting and coping with one’s own advice,  without the need for encouragement, encouragement, reassurance, or bribery from someone else.

Self-motivation to study naturally exists in children up to about 7 years of age. No matter what they do, they aim to learn  and discover something new (both in the world and in themselves) so usually they don’t need to be guided any further.

But after your child turns 7, or if you notice an otherwise significant cessation of motivation in him, you need to make sure that self-motivation develops, as well as reinforce it. This is the Life Skill they need to be successful and balanced adults.

While self-motivation can only come from within, there are always ways to make your child feel that sense of motivation and thus provide them with a benefit that will pay for itself later. Let’s take a closer look at this below.

Promote self-esteem

Children are more motivated  to learn, try new things, and interact with other people if they believe they can. Trusting them is the first step toward their strong self-esteem.

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If you really want to help your child, give him or her the opportunity to solve problems on his or her own, find solutions to the little puzzles that pop up every single day, and face new situations. If he makes a mistake, or if he doesn’t do something as well as he should or how you had thought it would be done, it doesn’t matter. The real meaning is that your child feels able to do it.

Overprotection or excessive involvement of parents encourages children to become addicted. In addition to making them dependent, it also prevents them from trusting their own abilities and finding motivation to improve their performance.

Encourage perseverance

Reward your child for his or her efforts instead of just acknowledging his or her successes, and this will increase his or her self-motivation. You help your child learn how to adapt  so he or she can handle the failure and keep trying until he or she finally succeeds.

Perseverance  is an emotional ability that is the key to success in many different areas of life. Teach your child to accept that he will inevitably sometimes fail and show him that losing and failing are opportunities to become better and learn.

Feed the items of their interest

Each of us, including children, has concrete interests. Even if they are not in line with your own expectations or interests,  you should encourage your child to follow their own interests.

Girl and father self-motivation

But don’t manipulate him to love what you think suits him. Instead, you should help him freely find what he is passionate about. This gives him the inner fire he needs to stay hopeful, active, and  happy. Not only can he do what he wants to do most, but he can also share it with the people he loves the most.

Give him a chance to taste success

If there is one thing that pushes us to give everything of ourselves, it is the taste of success. Success is addictive. It shows us that we are capable, that we are able to do things, that we are able to overcome our own limitations and be better than what we were before.

Apply success education to your child. Do you want him to learn something new, to be motivated to develop a new skill ? Show him that he can learn new things by letting your child try to accomplish a task you know he will accomplish. And as you go further, let him feel what the achievement feels like.

When your child reaches a new goal, celebrate it instead of comparing it to something he or she has not yet achieved or reminding him or her how much distance is still to be folded.

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