How to Stay Motivated This Spring
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Change up the menu.
Over the next few months, introduce new foods or menus to your usual repertoire. It doesn't have to be complicated. For example, kids love themed dinners (Italian night with pizza and garlic bread, or Mexican tacos with different toppings). You can also add little surprises to school lunch boxes, or serve up weekend breakfast treats like shaped pancakes (use a cookie cutter), or how about breakfast for dinner.
At first, you may not warm to the idea of tidying up or sorting through clothes or toys. But once you and your child get started, it can be not only fun, but offer a sense of accomplishment and an eye to the coming summer months.
You will be surprised at how a few changes can really brighten up the final stretch of the school year. As you introduce these small motivators, they will surely put a smile on your child's face...and that smile is sure to motivate you as well!
Dr. Susan Bartell is a nationally recognized child psychologist, speaker, and award-winning author. Her latest book is The Top 50 Questions Kids Ask.
Also see: How to Raise Optimistic Kids