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Motivating your children through good training.

Air Date: 09/18/12 Parents will sometimes get displeased when they ask their children to help out by cleaning the kitchen, and then they come home to find out the dishes are piled a mile high in the sink instead of being cleaned and put away.  But many times children are not given training about what it means to you to clean the kitchen and so they do what they think is a perfectly good job.  Parents have expectations and children are generally willing to help.  But they lack skills and experience. When parents don't adequately explain themselves and then get frustrated when their child doesn't meet their expectations, children will get discouraged.  If a child begins to form beliefs like "I might as well not try, I don't do it right."  It isn't going to inspire that child to try harder.  For parents who want to know how to motivate their children, teaching them proper skills is one of the best ways.  This week Cheryl discusses the benefits of teaching children simple life skills and the positive outcome on the relationship between children and adults on Parenting.  Parenting with Cheryl Erwine airs every Tuesday morning on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-331-6723 or cheryl.erwine@sbcglobal.net.