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How to motivate your child to have responsible behavior

As an academic mentor, one of the most common questions I get all the time is, “How do I motivate my child?”

Parents may ask me:

  • How do I motivate my teen to do their homework?

  • How do I motivate my child to get better grades?

  • How do I motivate my kid to study?

  • How do I motivate my teen to WANT to do better in school?

So I knew this was a topic that so many parents need support!

I had the privilege of interviewing parenting expert, Rachel Bailey, as she talks about how to motivate responsible behavior without the nagging and yelling!

Take a listen!


In this interview, Rachel discusses:

  • why the traditional methods of motivation don’t work

  • how parenting is like gardening

  • 3 reasons why kids don’t follow responsible behavior

  • how our kids do not have the tools for responsible behavior

  • How we have taught our kids to only listen when we yell :(

  • How to rebuild authority

  • And much more!

This talk was so eye opening for me as a Mom, I needed to hear it for myself!

And this can definitely be applied to kids of all ages! Rachel talks about how even teens do not have a brain that is mature enough to choose the right motivation. So our teens are even working against their brains when they are choosing to work on school work or studying!

If you would like to see more interviews like these, you can join our private Parent Support Community Membership for FREE, for parents with students that struggle in school!



Hey there! My name is Rachael and I have been a private tutor for over 10 years. I earned my undergraduate degree in 2 and a half years and earned my graduate degree by age 22. I have tutored dozens of high school students, college students, and graduate students. I offer support, encouragement, and resources to help parents learn how to best help their teen or child that is struggling in school.


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