Motivating a Teen

Motivation is an extremely tricky thing.  We often can get people to do something using threats, but in the long-run that fosters resentment.  As parents we have the daunting task of motivating our children without making them timid, apathetic, or so frustrated they want to give up.


Here is a quick thought on using positivity to motivate:


Using positivity to motivate your teen.

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Lauren Goodman, MS, MFT

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