Have you ever heard of people who can’t find a reason to wake up in the morning? That is a serious sign of depression or serious lack of motivation. As our interests in life change, so do our motivations. But every action begins with an incentive and a motivation to do it.
Giving children everything leaves them wanting nothing. Allowing children to work for what they want, gives them incentive, motivation and the satisfaction of accomplishment, while reinforcing their self-esteem and self-confidence.
While parents’ motivations tend to be long term, such as picking a preschool already thinking of college, children can’t think that far ahead. Their future is relative to their life story. Five year olds cannot think fifteen years into the future, nor do they know what college is. Children need more immediate gratification because it is relative to their memory and their capacity to imagine. Playing mommy with dolls does not mean the child wants to be a stay-at-home mom, nor skip college. The child is just learning by imitation.
The GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral & Emotional System includes an array of tools to inspire parents to quickly create short term incentives that will motivate children to go, do, learn, experience and share for a happier long term goal; an incentive for the entire family.