7 Parenting Tips – How to Raise Motivated Kids + Video

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Turn Your Depressed Kid into a Happy Learner

 

YOUR DISCOURAGED CHILD MAY BE HOOKED ON NEGATIVE THOUGHTS. If so, you'll hear a hopeless tone with pessimistic words like:

  1. Why should I try?
  2. I’ll never use it.
  3. It’s boring.

What can you do to change her mind? Today’s video helps you turn your child’s dark thinking into bright ideas.

This video encourages your child to change his ‘can’t-do attitude’ into a ‘can-do mindset.’ You’ll be helping him compare the depressing feeling of giving-up to the enthusiastic sense of trying. How? With the 7 meaty discussions you find inside. 

The discussion questions are listed within the video.

You’ll also find 5 self-talk rhymes besides the 3 listed below to keep her joy of learning alive. Positive rhymes that become part of your child’s thinking pattern will help her stay motivated when she repeats them often. They're especially helpful when learning is tough.

  1. I feel my true grit when I lose, I don’t quit.
  2. I’m the guy who loves to try.
  3. Learning’s my style because trying’s worthwhile.

Even if your child doesn’t show signs of discouragement, listen to the video below. You’ll be glad you did.

 

 

 

You can also watch it on YouTube to leave me a comment. I'd love to hear what you think. 

 The Motivated Child – How Parents Raise Can-Do Children

 

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Parenting Tips: Motivating Kids Through Their Senses

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Motivating Your Child Is Easy


 

CHILDREN LEARN THROUGH THEIR SENSES. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching are built-in learning gifts. Parents CAN encourage kids to gain knowledge with sense-based compliments. Today, you’ll find several ways to encourage your child’s efforts to expand their intelligence. 

Your Children Feel Great with Loving Touches

Perhaps you want to teach your child kindness. His sense of touch could come alive with a pat on the back, a hug, a kiss, or a hand squeeze. When you notice a caring behavior, you could say something like, “I appreciate how you let your brother play video games with the older kids.” A pat on the back might be the perfect touch.

Your Kids Learn through Tasty Foods and Delicious Smells

Consider promoting your child’s cooking skills. Let’s say she decides to bake chocolate chip cookies. She’ll learn to read recipes and measure ingredients. You could inspire further cooking by saying, “Your cookies taste as good as they smell.” A warm cookie with a glass of milk could further her desire to learn new recipes.

Children Smile When They See Their Work

Refrigerators and kitchen bulletin boards are super places to post their masterpieces. Art work, school work, even a photo of a bed well-made can motivate them to keep on trying. Your comments like, “How did you challenge yourself to write such an interesting report,” encourages them further.

Kids Love to Hear Special Sounds

 

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Use Her Sense of Sound to Motivate Her

 

Perhaps your child enjoys baseball and made a difficult catch. Your words like, “How did it feel when you caught the fly and threw it to third base for a double out?” puts her back in those moments when the crowd was cheering. Because of your praise and the crowd’s roars, she’s likely to practice catching and throwing even more.

For more ideas using the senses to motivate your child, go to:

How Parents Motivate Kids Through Their Senses

 

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Parenting Headstrong Kids - 5 Solutions in 1 Minute Video

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Power Struggles with Your Strong-Willed Child
Can Be Solved!


THINK OF HANDLING STUBBORN CHILDREN LIKE METAL BEADS AND A MAGNET. Your child's stubborn behaviors are the metal beads. Your reactions are the magnet. Each stubborn behavior can cause a swift and powerful clash if you let yourself explode with emotion. This doesn't have to happen.

Consider Using Logic by Asking Yourself 3 Questions:

1. What are the consequences to our relationship if I consistently blow-up?

       When I continually react with anger, his stubbornness hardens even more. Respect dies.

2. What are better ways of reacting to his stubbornness?

         I can use a kind, firm, and self-controlled voice.  With time and repetition, mutual respect could grow.

3. Are there specific ways to be the respectful parent and turn his headstrong behaviors into cooperative ones?

        If you draw a blank, watch our 1 minute video below. You'll find 5 solutions you can start using today.

Please remember, no parent is perfect. We all get over-stressed and lose our tempers. Don't get down on yourself if this happens to you. Just reconfirm your commitment to be a respectful parent.

One more thing, you CAN make the magnetic pull between you and your child into a pleasant and positive relationship.

Click on: Have a Headstrong Child? 5 Solutions

 

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10 Ways Parents Listen that Kids Love

 

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Listening is the Key to Family Closeness
 

IF YOU’RE A BUSY PARENT AND YOU KEEP SAYING to your child, "I don't have time to talk," or “Not now,” there could be some parenting consequences.

Not having time could send him the message, “You don’t count. What I’m doing is more important than you are.” Of course, it’s not what you mean but it could be the message he receives. What can you do?

In our parenting video today, the first big tip deals with your lack of time. Let’s say you really can’t talk because you’re on an important phone call. Say, “Just a moment” to the caller. Tell your child when you can talk with him by saying something like, “Give me 15 minutes. Then, let’s talk.”

By your following through, your child will learn 2 things:

  1. Waiting is not the end of the world.
  2. Trusting you to keep your word is worth it.

You are the most important person in your child’s life. Giving him time to talk increases his love for you because your attention and approval are what he seeks.

Watch our video, Top 10 Listening Tips for Busy Parents, and get all the parenting strategies for listening well. They’re easy. They’re short. They work. https://youtu.be/FDfILglXoyw

 

 Feel free to scroll down beneath the video and copy the 10 tips.

One more thing, leave a comment on YouTube and let me know what you think of the video.

 

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Bully-Prevention: 10 Bully Slogans for Children

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  My friends won't include
 mean kids who are rude.
 


PARENTS, TEACH KIDS POSITIVE MOTTOES to repeat over and over and give your children a lifetime gift. How? Because when kids recite upbeat thoughts with repetition, those thoughts will likely come to mind when needed. Echoing good thoughts strengthens the brain paths on which they travel.

Powerful positive rhymes also reinforce those brainwaves. They are like the songs that stick in our heads. They are pleasant and can motivate us to act.

Today’s parenting gift includes 10 anti-bullying rhymes like:

  1. I won’t bully others. They’re my sisters and brothers.
  2. My friends won’t include mean kids who are rude.
  3. A bullying tongue offends everyone.
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A bullying tongue offends everyone.

 

 Get all 10 of these anti-bullying verses. Ask your child to pick his favorite. Suggest he say it often, post it on the fridge, and act on it when needed.

Better yet, have an anti-bully brainstorming dinner. Write down as many rhymes as your children can think of. Ask each child to choose the one they want to repeat and post it where they will see it as a reminder.

Pick up this powerful parenting present by inserting this code word:

SLOGANS

at:  

https://www.kidsdiscuss.com/subscriber-gifts.asp

 

 

Consider adding it to a 3-hole binder to use whenever it is needed.

 

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How Parents Nurture Their Child’s Inner Life – 10 Ways

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Encourage Your Child's Inner Beauty!

 

TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO APPRECIATE BEAUTY, MUSIC, LOVE, AND MORE is not difficult. It takes a parent who cultivates a loving inner spirt and wants to share the peace it brings.

Many people sense there is more to life than what we can see, hear, touch, or feel. If you’d like to help your child to tap into this special sense, consider sharing the 10 easy ways in this parenting gift.

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Help Your Child Enjoy a Loving Peacefulness.

 

You can lift your child’s spirit, add meaning to her life and happiness to her inner being.

Download your present now by inserting the code word: PEACE at KidsDiscuss.com

 

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Gift: How Parents Raise Kids with Love and Respect

 

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Family Respect is the Key to a
Happy Home.

 

IF POUTING KIDS, SHOUTING AND DISRESPECT are bringing your family down, you can change it. In today's gift we'll offer 7 strategies to increase your family's positive spirit. But first well share 5 tips that you might need to consider if your family feels out of control.

Parenting Out-of-Control Children:

1. Avoid lecturing, yelling, and pleading. They make parents look and sound weak.

2. Be kind and firm, consistent and stable. It’s best for you and your child.

3. Walk away from your child’s selfish words. Avoid being sucked into a fight because you’ll lose.

4. Keep your child’s allowance if he doesn’t complete his chores or does them poorly.

5. Stop doing extra deeds like his laundry when he’s disrespectful.

These suggestions may help your children realize you are in charge. This following brief video, could help you strengthen your resolve to get things under control. Then we'll share 7 positive tips that lead to respect.

Spoiled Child - 6 Practical Parenting Solutions

 

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Changing the Out-of-Control Family

 

Parenting Gift:

These 7 positive tips to help your child grow in love and respect. They give your children exactly what they want: approval, attention, and appreciation. They are easy and practical.

Click on How Parents Raise Kids with Respect  Insert the code words ESTEEM and download them now. 

 

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How to Raise Children with 7 Core Parenting Values

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Parenting Children with Loving
Values

 

If you're finding child-rearing difficult and you're worried about doing a good job, stop worrying. Consider promoting the 7 major ideas in this article with their practical parenting strategies. They're simple and require very little work or effort.

In this parenting article, you will find:

  1. How to raise members to respect each other – 7 parenting tips.
  2. How to teach your child social skills – 6 parenting solutions.
  3. How to promote a love for learning – 5 parenting strategies.
  4. How to nurture health and fitness – 6 helpful ideas.
  5. How to instill gratitude in kids – 6 specific ways.
  6. How to foster spirituality in children – 10 simple enriching approaches.
  7. How to encourage no-cost giving 5 sample discussions.
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Love Is the Key to a Happy Home.

 

The basic ingredient is love, and it is love that propels parents to do their best. The seven parenting values in this article, respect, social skills, love of learning, health and fitness, gratitude, spirituality, and non-material gift-giving can help parents raise the family of their dreams and build character too.

Give them a try and please share this article with your friends on social media.

Click here: How Parents Teach Kids 7 Positive Attitudes

 

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How Parents Fight Materialism and Raise Loving Children

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Is Materialism Infecting Your Family?

 

YOU LOVE YOUR CHILD. BUT YOUR BUSY LIFE PREVENTS YOU FROM SPENDING THE TIME SHE'D LIKE. 

It's so easy to let gifts, especially costly digital games and cell phones, fill the void.

Perhaps you fear your child's becoming materialistic. You don't want her to value "things" over family and friends. But what can you do?

In Today's Parenting Article You'll Find:

  • 9 signs your child's becoming materialistic
  • 7 ways you could be promoting it
  • 11 parent and child dinner discussions.
  • 12 non-material rewards to replace costly gifts
  • 10 non-worldly mottoes for kids.
  • 12 easy ways to raise a happy more loving child

 

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Coupon for Walking
Grandparents' Dogs

 

The Positive Side of Gift Giving

Help your child give gifts to others like coupons that promise he will do something nice for the other person. Then help him set a date for keeping his word. He’ll feel good and the receiver will too.

Of course, you still want to surprise your child with meaningful presents. Consider choosing gifts that give your child what’s most special, your presence and your time (from, my friend, Carol Josel). Why? Because having fun together creates a close-knit family bond and beautiful memories.

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Family Games Create Fun and Bonding

 

Pick up our article at,

Materialistic Children – Parenting Problems and Solutions

https://www.kidsdiscuss.com/feature_article.asp?fa_id=194

 

 

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