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I'm not sure this should be an answer instead of a comment on Christine Gordon's answer, but alas I have only 26 reputation at this point. I have an 8 year old daughter who is extremely motivated to her own agenda, and a 5 year old son that struggles with getting mad quite often. I've found timeouts, lectures, (most) rewards, and punishments to be ...


It seems for me that you are concentrating too much on the weakness of your kid. When I was young, my father always complained that I was too weak for studying or for life and he was always trying to incentive me to study more. Once, he even told me how bad my life would be if I didnt study. That didnt motivate me. On the contrary, it just made me feel ...

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