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Tips for Motivating Your Child

Tim Smith, The Relaxed Parent, p. 18

Tips for Motivating Your Child

1. Allow Your child to fail.

2. Give your child regular chores

3. Limit what you give to your child

4. Teach and model respect for people and property

5. Build into your child the habit of completion. [How do we help kids finish more things? Start fewer things&md;do more my doing less.]

6. Limit and monitor exposure to media [TV leads to irritability and non-motivation]

7. Model virtues over conformity

8. Hold your child personally accountable

9. Work together (service projects) [Helps them not become "gimme" pigs.]

10. Play together