Parent through motivation

The Struggle is Real Parenting Podcast - Parent Through Motivation
The Struggle is Real: Modern Parenting

If you are able to begin from what is inspiring and motivating for your children, you will face less resistance and more compliance. And more importantly, they will grow up with the ability to set goals for themselves, with a high sense of perseverance and motivation to succeed in the tasks and goals before them. Tune in to listen to:

  • The hamburger
  • To bribe or not to bribe
  • Go for their heart
  • Appeal to their progress
  • Tell a good story
  • Follow their passion

The podcasts in this section are aligned with chapter six of the book, The Struggle is Real: Parenting in the 21st Century.


Appeal to their progress

Parents appeal to the progress of your children. Highlight the progress the child is making as a motivator to grow, and to demonstrate perseverance, patience...

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Go for their heart

You cannot appeal to a child's logic when they are overly emotional. You cannot change another’s heart, but you can control your own thoughts and...

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To bribe or not to bribe

Rewards just motivate people to get rewards. Bribing needs to escalate to maintain efficacy and will produce an attitude of entitlement. External motivation isn’t entirely...

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Remember the hamburger

When we employ discipline tactics that counter our children’s motivation and passion, it can lead to frustration and exhaustion. When asking our children to do...

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