When Punishments and Rewards No Longer Work

Listen with Empathy to Motivate Older Kids Have you ever noticed that as kids age using rewards and punishments that used to motivate them as young children, no longer work at encouraging them to behave? The reason for this is that as kids get older, their motivation becomes intrinsic. In an article on verywell.com, Kendra […]

Keeping Motivated During Down-Time

When the third grader is at school full-time and the toddler is napping it can be hard to be motivated to do another load of laundry when your favorite soap opera is on the flat screen and some leftover birthday cake is waiting to be tasted in the fridge. Most nannies and au pairs have […]