Sometimes it is hard to motivate ourselves much less the kids we nanny. I found these great tips for helping to motivate kids over at Carolina Parent in their article: Motivating Children: Tips for Tapping Their Inner Drive. It has simple and good tips not only to use with kids, but you can use yourself to help from what drives you and your motivation.
Think your child is lazy and unmotivated? Perhaps you just haven’t found the right motivational mojo. Kids’ lack of motivation is a top parenting complaint, but in truth, every child can be motivated to cooperate and meet goals, from free-spirited toddlers to moody, melodramatic teens. And it’s not about bribes, either. Experts say effective motivation taps into a child’s inner drive to create a win-win situation for parents and kids that doesn’t rest on external rewards. (No candy or gold stars required!) Ready to get on the motivation train? Read on!
– See more at: http://www.carolinaparent.com/articlemain.php?Motivating-Children-Tips-for-Tapping-Their-Inner-Drive-4465#sthash.EENuipNm.dpuf