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Motivation: Motivating through praise and small goals

    If you set yourself small goals at first, you will achieve them more quickly and thus experience a sense of achievement or two. Success, in turn, motivates. After all, the child realizes that his or her efforts have paid off.

    You can praise your child and reward him for his efforts. Of course, you should not overdo it, because children quickly get used to it and soon no longer perceive it as something special. It is also important to remember that only the achievements that your child has just mastered should be rewarded. Not something like, “You’re so talented at everything creative!”. While this is sweetly meant, it tends to inhibit the child because he or she will consequently be afraid of not meeting parental expectations in future tasks. Your child might therefore hardly feel the desire to try out new things.