It is always said it is best to be self-motivated, but even as adults, we all know that sometimes, we can’t seem to get motivated, which is one of the reasons it is always advised to have mentors, trainers, and the likes. In the case of children, parents serve as whatever they need to be, whenever they need to be it. And being mentors is just one of the many. No child will be given a chance to either play or read and will go for reading unless, of course, they have been groomed well enough to do so. And that is where the motivation comes in. Doing the right thing at the right time takes a lot of dedication and motivation, now how can we motivate our children to achieve this?
First and foremost, be inspiring: Children are limited to their environment and happenings around them, including their peers. And since their peers are also children, all they probably think about is to play and have fun. So how do they get the inspiration to do the right things? The answer is that they get inspired by the same environment; school, by the teachers, and, most importantly, parents. Inspiring children as a lot more to do than talking, talking the life, and not living the life will not serve the intended purpose as children are great imitators. Therefore, being inspiring to our children as a lot more to do about behaving inspiring than talking. Thus, if we are trying to teach our children to read regularly, greet, and so on, we should teach them by engaging in the act alongside them. This way, they learn the right thing effortlessly.
Narrate interesting stories about successful people: Telling stories is a good way of passing knowledge to another without having to try too hard. Having said that, the stories that should be shared with our children are stories that encourage hard work and consistency. For example, the story of Albert Einstein, who tried and failed ninety-nine times, but on the hundredth trial, he succeeded. This story teaches a lot about how consistency and hard work can change the world.