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Here are the resources we found for motivation for parents and families:
The 7 Secrets of Motivating Teenagers
Parents can often think that their children are lazy and lacking in motivation but this is often nto the case. Young people have motivation but only to do things that have value in their eyes. This article contains the 7 secrets of motivating teenagers that might work for parents.
Help for the Kids the Education System Ignores – Victor Rios
Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack - especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see ‘at-risk’ students as ‘at-promise’ individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.
Motivating your Intelligent but Unmotivated Teenager
If you have a highly intelligent child who is not doing what is necessary for accademic success, then this downloadable booklet might be for you. This book contains informaiton on why your efforts to motivate your child might not be working, why teenagers decide to change, what you can do to encourage this change, and how to never argue with your teenager about school again.