Work Hard, Play Hard: How To Motivate Your Kids To Succeed

Family, Self

You've got to help them get in the zone!

As parents, one of the age old questions that we can't help thinking about (and stressing over) is how we can motivate our kids to do better in school — without getting into an argument over their progress. Sometimes, they don't understand that we're not trying to nag them; we just want to make sure that they will succeed when they're out in the real world.

That's why hearing parenting expert Renee Jain talk about the benefits of helping our kids find their 'flow' makes us feel so relieved. It goes without saying that we all want our kids to succeed in school. The problem is trying to find the perfect balance between their work and their ability to do it. If they don't feel like they are being challenged, they're going to get bored pretty fast and not put in the effort to get the job done. On the other hand, if the work is difficult and they're not quite there yet, staying motivated can become a huge struggle. If we want our kids to get good grades and be uber productive, we've got to help them get there. Knowing what their character strengths are, cultivating an environment for their school work to use these strengths.