Youth Alternatives: Motivating your children

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CHEYENNE, Wyo - Unmotivated children can be frustrating to deal with. You want to help them but sometimes they don’t want to help themselves.


Cheyenne Youth Alternatives sent us some ways to help motivate your child.

-Find what gets them excited
Talk about the things that inspire them or what they want to be when they grow up. Talking about these things gets them focused and excited for the future.

-Avoid nagging
It may be tempting as a parent but it doesn’t do much to help your child. You won’t be there forever so teach your child to motivate themselves.

-Embrace mistakes as learning opportunities
Deal with mistakes and failures, learn from them, and then move on. As a parent, you can show them that it doesn’t have to stop you.

-Celebrate small victories
No matter how small the accomplishment, celebrate like it’s a big deal!