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In this post, we will look at ideas for raising kids motivation and encouraging children’s learning.
Words of encouragement for kids motivation comes from being acknowledged.
Words of encouragement to raise kids motivation
In this post, we will share some nice sayings and positive words on how to encourage children. They will help them feel inspired and motivated.
Praise is needed and appreciated by most. It makes us grow and become more confident. Providing children with praise is essential to their development and should not be dependent on their achievement, but rather in relation to the effort they put in and the obstacles they manage to tackle in the process. Receiving praise for a job well done is something we all thrive on. Only receiving praise when you achieve might, however, be very discouraging as children are not always all good at the same things. Trying, even though you might find something difficult, is what we should instil in our children.
I have found the power of praise when working with children to be phenomenal.
They are no different to you or I. Acknowledgement of our achievements and efforts are important to us. It makes us feel good about ourselves. Praise/ acknowledgement inspires us to try again. Praise motivates us to try and better ourselves. We start to give up when our efforts are never acknowledged and might wonder, what is the point?
Everyone learns at different paces.
Parents and teachers need to remember that for some people a tiny step forward is huge progress and we need to acknowledge it. We need to instil in children that it is ok to praise themselves and not to be reliant on outside praise. Teach them to set goals for themselves and be proud of reaching these. So many of the children I work with are the lower achieving children who rarely get 10 out 10 in their weekly spelling/ times tables tests. They’re not the ones whose handwriting stands out as “calligraphy”. These are the children who don’t get the certificates/ stickers/ rewards for producing a beautiful piece of work. Their peers seem to be given these instead.
Children are told that they haven’t earned their pen license yet and this exacerbates their lack of confidence in their abilities, adding to their list of failures.
Life becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure.
The small steps should be recognised by parents, teachers and tutors. Offer praise and rewards for effort as well as results.
If last week they only managed to get one thing right but this week they managed two things or remembered something that they had learned last week praise this.
Show genuine enthusiasm for what they have done. Offer a genuine smile and praise that effort and help them realise their success. Here are some words of encouragement for kids you can use to offer praise:
- Well done
- Good job (a young 5-year-old autistic lad I work with says this to me a lot and it always makes me smile).
- I am proud of you
- I believe in you
The more you offer a child genuine praise for hard work and dedication, the more their confidence will grow.
Children who are confident in themselves are happier to try new things and in the process be exposed to more things they might be able to do well. Therefore, as their confidence grows, the more practice they will get and subsequently, the better they will get at it. This will also assist in creating a growth mindset