Haven’t had time to read 5 Ways to Increase Motivation without Resorting to Rewards. Try listening to the podcast 5 Strategies for Internal Motivation instead. Which strategy do you anticipate trying? How do you see these strategies working together to reach your child’s heart?
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Last week we looked at how typical rewards and consequences may be fostering selfishness in our children. This week let’s explore how we might reach the heart of the matter rather than only changing outward behavior. Read 5 Ways to Increase Motivation without Resorting to Rewards. In the comments below, tell us which of the 5 ways you want to focus on in your home this week. Is there one that seems more difficult than the others?
Lynna is hosting a giveaway for our next book chat book, Parenting is Heart Work. You must request to join the book chat group and comment on the giveaway post.
This episode not only reviews the same ideas discussed in the article, but it also dives a little deeper into how we can properly use behavior modification in our parenting. Go ahead and comment below with any observations that stand out to you. Please ask any questions about the differences between behavior modification and heart-based parenting that you have?
Raise your hand if you have kiddos that struggle with selfishness. 🙋🏻♀️ Today we are looking at how we may be unwittingly contributing to this selfishness rather than reaching the deeper heart issues under the surface. Let's investigate this idea in the blog post https://siblingrelationshiplab.com/behavior-modification/ Comment below with one observation from the article that stood out to you most.
At times trouble spots in our family relationships can seem overwhelming. We often have a tendency to jump in and address all the problems at once, only to find ourselves frustrated. Other times, we accept defeat before we begin and refuse to take any action at all. Instead, let's narrow our focus. Choose one thing. Practicing words of kindness? Teaching forgiveness? Controling mom anger? Connecting with your kids? Looking for the heart issue? Let us know what your one thing is.
Day to day busyness and never-ending to-do lists can crowd out meaningful interactions with our children. What is one thing you can do today to connect with your child?
What are your best breakfast ideas? I have noticed when I don't serve breakfast pretty soon after my kids are up and moving, crankiness ensues. Bickering and meltdowns begin before I am fully awake. Not the best way to start our day. But not being a morning person myself, it takes intentional planning for me to help everyone start off their day on the right foot--with a nutrious breakfast that won't leave them whining for "second-breakfast" before I have finished my morning routine. What are your favorite breakfast recipes?