Motivating Kids is the Parenting Book for you!
Get the simplest, most practical guide to motivating children of all ages. Motivating Kids is your ultimate comprehensive parenting guide book. It includes practical tips that work effectively and easily on toddlers and teenagers alike. It will teach you the science and art of motivation: Why, What, and most importantly, How to motivate your kids.
Turn on your kids’ motivation switch
Be the change you want to see in the world
We all know that motivated kids can do everything. Their drive and motivation will determine their success in life more than their knowledge, academic achievements and skills. Motivation is like a battery that keeps people going. The fuller the battery is, the further we can go.
Motivation is what makes your kids get up in the morning. It makes them eat, take care of themselves, learn, try new things and experience the world to the fullest. It is like the fuel that keeps them going and, as a parent, you want them to go far.
So if you want to make sure your kids go far in life, you want to make sure their motivation is strong.
Motivating Kids is your ultimate guide to motivating your kids to be the best they can be. In contains over 300 pages full of practical ways to charge their battery and fuel their life. It includes 211 quotes to inspire you and your kids to do amazing things and be the best you can be: best parent, best child.
I have studied a lot about motivation as a teacher and a mother.
This book was the first time I learned how to!
In 18 chapters, this ultimate guide gives you 303 practical tips that will change your parenting and help you become a role model for your children. This practical parenting book has 28 exercises that will lead you to better parenting gradually and confidently. It will reveal to you the “how to” of motivation.
Motivating Kids is a summary of 17 parenting sessions. It includes new research and statistics that will show you the science of motivation and save you sitting through courses, classes and hundreds of parenting books.
It also offers three motivational stories that can be used with your kids to give them the motivation messages without force or need for discipline.
What you will learn
This ultimate, comprehensive guide to motivating kids, will teach you the science of motivation. The why? The what? And most importantly, the how to motivate your kids.
In the Motivating Kids parenting guide you will learn:
- How to coach your children to be the best they can be.
- Why empowerment is better than discipline and the science behind it.
- What the subconscious mind has anything to do with motivation.
- How to motivate your children.
- Why games are great incentives for kids and how motivation can be a game.
- How to find out what’s in your kids’ navigating mind and how to help them recognize it.
- How to chunk down your support with the right praise and appreciation.
- How to find out if you are in the approval trap or if your kids are trapped as well.
- How children use approval as drug and how get yourself and your children out of the approval trap.
- How to prevent your kids from being praise junkies.
- How to encourage cooperation through motivation.
- How to emotionally stretch your children, without creating pain and fear.
- Self-regulation and how important it is in understating and successfully using motivation to support and help children excel.
- The science of rewards and how to pick the rewards that will not backfire.
- How happiness can turn into self-reward.
- How to instill persistence, courage and resilient in your.
- Why inspiration is a future oriented motivation concept and how to use it wisely.
- How to develop character traits that promote drive and self-motivation.
- Why fear functions as a motivation inhibitor.
- Practical ways to eliminate fear in your child’s life.
- How planning and effective time management can become motivation tools.
- How can you strengthen your child’s motivation.
- How can you use your kids’ natural desire to connect and belong as motivation tools.
- How to distinguish between healthy and non-healthy competition and use it effectively to motivate your children and turn them into team players.
- Making the change from nagging to encouragement and successful motivation.
- Alternatives to bribing, punishing or threatening children.
- What you can do to build trust in your relationship with your children.
- Why motivation requires you to adopt the open door policy.
- How to use quotes as a motivation tool.
- The importance of self-motivation.
- How to make sure that motivation will be sustainable.
About the author
Ronit Baras is an educator, life coach, author, journalist, justice of peace and motivational speaker. She has been coaching and teaching emotional intelligence techniques for 28 years in several countries (USA, Israel, Thailand, Singapore & Australia). She has developed and implemented many educational programs for teachers, parents and children, which have been hugely successful.
Ronit is the founder and director of Be Happy in LIFE. She is teaching at the University of Queensland and a trainer for the institute of public administrators (IPAA) Queensland, is the State Director of Together for Humanity Foundation, was the school’s program director of the Global Learning Centre and has conducted many relationship and parenting workshops around the world.
Through her presentations and writing Ronit delivers inspiring messages of love, respect, acceptance, motivation and determination.
Ronit has helped many parents around the world establish great relationships with their kids and discover the joys of successful and mindful parenting. She has been teaching, coaching, presenting and writing over 28 years and her educational writing has appeared in educational magazines around the world.
Her blog Family Matters is a great practical resource for parents and teachers, already containing over 1500 articles on personal development, education, relationships, family life and parenting. With her writing, she has touched the lives of millions of readers from around the world.
Ronit thinks that people can (and should) live a happy life by learning basic emotional skills to manage their feelings and actions and to take charge of their life and that parents are best to pass on those skills to their children.
Ronit believes that:
Parents are very important agents of their children’s identity. To support their kids’ development, they need to be able to support themselves and have basic motivation skills. Parenting requires high emotional intelligence, which is the key to success in life.
If we want to raise a generation of happy and motivated kids we need to focus on teaching them happiness and motivation. Luckily, happiness and motivation can be developed. They are the key for opening the doors to endless possibilities.
Word from the author
Many times, I hear the question “How do you motivate kids to do things?” Most parents in the world would like to know the “magic tricks” of motivating their kids to succeed, to be friendly, healthy and happy.
Part of having kids is the desire for them to be “in the zone,” where everything is easy and fun. In this sense, kids and their parents are exactly the same. Kids need motivation and parents need motivation. Motivation has no age and this gentle parenting book will cater to both parents and kids.
In my parenting classes, 100% of the participants want their kids to have love, success, friendships, confidence and happiness. All parents look for the formula to help their kids get these things.
In this parenting guide, I will share with you all there is to know about motivating your kids. This ultimate guide to motivation is based on 28 years of education experience and practical work around the world with parents, teachers and kids of all ages. I have perfected this tool kit over the years by researching its effectiveness with parents, kids and readers.
I am happy and delighted to share them with you as well.
In various chapters, I cover all aspects of motivation and how you, as a parent, can use each and every one of them to give your kids what you have always wanted – motivate them to be the best they can be.
During many years of work, coaching and seeing thousands of parents and children, I realized that reading/hearing about motivation is not enough. We all read a great book, say, “Tomorrow, I will do things differently”, and after three days we go back to old habits.
I don’t want this book to be another one of those wonderful positive parenting books that slip out of the mind three days later. I value theory and research but they don’t stand the tests of reality. People understand things pretty quickly, but they are always left with “OK, what do I do with this new knowledge and how do I do it?” which only increases the feeling of frustration and inadequacy.
They know what they don’t know and can’t do anything about it.
This is why I made the decision early in my career that action and practical tools are much more powerful than just theory. Because of this I have dedicated much of my energy to build a tool kit that my clients can actually use to get what they want.
This parenting book is not only about the “Why” but also the “How to” and in the most simple way. I wanted every parent to be able to implement those techniques in a very easy way without having to go through a degree, studying psychology or education. I have included tips and practical tools that when you try them, you are guaranteed to get results.
Over the years, I have had clients, readers and fans raving about this approach. The night after a parenting workshop, many parents have sent me an email saying, “I am shocked. I got home and it worked straight away”, and many readers have sent me emails to share their successful use of those tips and tools. I promise it will do the same for you.
This parenting book is a conclusion of my life work about motivating kids. I run seminars and workshops teaching those techniques and strategies and have numerous success stories of 28 years of work. This ultimate guide is a summary of 17 parenting sessions, which I have summarized in 17 chapters for your convenience.
I wish you an exciting, and practical reading and I hope you’ll make a good use of this new knowledge to motivate yourself and your own kids.
Remember, happy parents raise happy kids and you are the best person to be your child’s motivator.
Sneak peek into the book
The Motivating Kids parenting guide book includes 17 chapters and a summary chapter that is a fantastic reminder of all important messages of the book. That summary is your motivational parenting “quick reference”.
|Parenting, Coaching and Motivation||9|
|Motivation, Sailing and War||16|
|What is Motivation?||31|
|Carrots and Sticks||56|
|The Approval Trap||66|
|Praise and Appreciation||95|
|Fear, Fear, Go Away||157|
|Planning & Deadlines||169|
|Permission to Motivate||209|
|Affirmation for Self motivation||239|
|External Influences and Sustainability||271|
|Final Words and Summary||283|
Sample page on motivation
Sample “Did you know?” block (there are many in the book)
Sample “Tips” block (there are many in the book)
Sample “Summary” block (there’s one at the end of every chapter)
Page from Summary chapter