By Teen Coach, Melanie Black
Motivating teens can be challenging and helping teens get motivated is one the reasons parents seek out coaching. Coaching promotes self-awareness about the different kinds of motivation such as conditional and intrinsic, which encourages teenagers to make better choices. Thus, they are able to keep themselves motivated and follow through with their goals. It’s important to keep in mind that motivation is a skill that needs to develop. This skill develops with everything we do. We often think that we have to be motivated to perform but it’s the other way around. Performance comes before motivation. It is with our own actions, with what we do, that gets us motivated.
What Teens Need to Develop Motivation
Have a Powerful Discussion with Your Teen
The best way parents can help their teens is to guide them in discovering their own motivation. Here are some discussion questions to help facilitate a meaningful conversation with your teen.
This is also a good time to share your own story with your teen.
Melanie Black is a coach who helps teens increase self-motivation, self-discipline, and self-efficacy. Learn more about Melanie and the specialized coaching programs she offers by clicking here.