As the New Year begins, adults are setting goals for the following 12 months. The New Year motivates us, and inspires us to new achievements. Why don’t we help our children feel the same?
Motivation is what forces us to act in a certain way or to repeat certain patterns of behavior. Motivation can be external or internal.
While external motivation is mostly translated with material goods, the internal motivation is more about our inner desire to achieve goals.
A child who has internal motivation moves forward to success willingly, looking with pleasure and joy for the ways to achieve the goal. In contrast, external motivators make the child dependent. When there is no more reward, the kid stops behaving the right way.