Close this search box.
Close this search box.

Ep 131: Unmotivated Children!!!

Is it our responsibility to push our children so they achieve what they are capable of? Goodness knows where they’d end up if we didn’t?!! I’ll share why I think this approach is flawed and might actually back-fire. I’ll also share what we should be doing instead.

Here are the highlights:

(2:20) Mistakes and failure
(4:45) Two types of motivation
(7:15) Three parental choices
(9:50) Setting standards and expectations
(14:00) Remember growth mindset
(17:45) Mastery goals matter, not performance goals
(20:35) Give children a sense of autonomy
(23:15) Challenge them just enough

To access the free resources mentioned in this episode visit

Join our campaign One Million Moments to reduce the number of children struggling with mental health challenges from 17% to 10% by 2025.

Purchase your ticket for my next online talk ‘Raising Confident Kids‘ at 8-9pm on 3rd January 2024.

Would you like more support beyond the podcast? Join the How Not to Screw Up Your Kids Community now just £9.79 a month!

Access Dr Maryhan’s Free Podcast Resources NOW

My free resources build on each podcast episode and are collated together in one place. An online library of printable, downloadable resources to help you build your family toolkit.

created with by jessica lynn design
web development by carolyn sheltraw