Your child does not seem interested in doing anything, it lacks motivation
Be it schoolwork, art or music practice or even playing, he refuses to participate.
Motivating kids is not easy, especially if they are lazy and tend to find an excuse for not doing anything. When your son or daughter is unmotivated, here is how you can help.
- Don’t get anxious by your child’s behavior. When you do, you may be seen as pushy, and that can encourage them to resist you.
- You can tell them the stories about your childhood and share your experiences to inspire and encourage them to try something new.
- Do not force your child to take up a hobby. Give them options and let them choose. Kids are more interested in something that they choose.
- Take a step back and check: are you forcing your kid to do something? Ask what your child really wants and what motivates him? See your child as a separate person to identify what motivates them.
- Try to find ways to get your kids motivated on their own. Self-motivation is more powerful than being driven by others.
Give attention when they’re participating instead of when they’re not. You will get more of any behaviors you pay attention to. Talk about their laziness, and you will get more laziness. Talk about how much you enjoyed and appreciated their helpfulness, and the more help you will receive.
Please let us know what you will do in this case.
Oliver & Kim