Ms. Paterson’s complaint is one most parents have, “My son was very motivated to purchase his own computer. He had saved up close to $1000 by the time he was 11 and purchased it. You better believe he was always asking for extra chores to do in order to make money the year and a bit that preceded that purchase. He was one motivated kid!
"Now that same kid who was highly motivated to work is sitting at said computer while a messy room surrounds him and homework is left to the last minute. If I allowed him to my boy would spend the next several decades doing nothing but staring at that screen - stopping only briefly for food and sleep. To me it's a total waste of time that could be used so much more practically."
She goes on to say, “We all know it's easier to steer an already moving object in a different direction than it is to put a stationary object into motion. So rather than view our "unmotivated child" as a stationary object lets look at what the child is motivated to do and use those things to gently steer them towards other tasks.
"I had a chat with my son yesterday about his favourite computer game. At first he got a little defensive. He felt a confrontation coming on - the usual "Do you want your brain to turn to mush?" speech. I assured him I was genuinely interested in why his favourite game was so appealing to him.”
Wow! Was she blown away! Do you know what he gets from his computer games?
Parents! We get to now use these against our kids! For example Susan L. Paterson says, “Freedom - The fact that he is motivated by ‘freedom’ means a reward of free time once a task is complete will be motivating.”
Susan L. Paterson has identified the key secret most important to frustrated parents when it comes to motivating kids to get off the computer and get a life.
The complete step-by-step “I Have the Most Unmotivated Kid on the Planet - How to Motivate Kids” is available on Susan L. Paterson’s website www.CommunicationWithKids.com. And to help as many frustrated parents as possible, Ms. Paterson has made this valuable information available now for free.
For media inquiries, to arrange for an interview or an expert quote, please contact Susan L. Paterson at 780-352-1721.
Susan L. Paterson has been a parent for 15 years; the last 8 as a single mother. Ms. Paterson’s highest accolades to date are when her 13 year old son and 15 year old daughter told her she was a “lot cooler than most parents.” Susan’