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Motivating children to LEARN - with a blog ???

Motivating children to learn - with a blog?

How do you motivate children to learn?

That is a good question. For me, I try to find whatever interest my child has and I try to use that to teach them something I may find important. Be it math and the concept of money through a board game. It could be using television programs to teach them family values. It can also be by example, how I live and pointing out ( as to make it known and obvious ) to my children so that they can learn something new or important.

Recently my nine year old son asked me to create a blog for him. He noticed my daughters and I’s small rivalry ( more like my small motivational taunts ) about how many visitors she is getting on her ‘word press’ blog compared to mine. I am pretty sure, just like my daughter did when she was younger, that he will probably lose interest in this blog. But my hope is, whether it is now or in a later date ( such as like my daughter ), this blog will motivate him to be creative.

I am hoping I can motivate him to write, to think about what he wants to write about. I want him to put those creative juices to work and hopefully as he writes, learns to love to blog (write) that he improve his skill as a writer.

For write now I just expect him to write silly little things, take a bunch of pictures and to ask for a lot of help. But as I always say – today he is just interested, tomorrow he may be the next great…. I can hope and dream.

Check out the blog I created for him and his first blog post.

This kitty is not witty but wierd

This kitty is not witty but weird

The internet is littered with thousands of photos and videos of cats. Cats dancing, cats playing, kitty cats trapped in jars. In truth the internet should be called the catnet. With all these pictures of cute cats on the net, I am surprised to find a kitty that is cute yet strangely odd. To use my daughter vernacular: “this kitty is disturbing”.

Now I just have to ask? Is it me or is it the kitty?

Please look at the photo below of this cute little odd and disturbing kitty and let me know what you think.

Trust me; I did not alter this photo. I found it on a wordpress blog: Enjoying the little things

We were sitting around just searching the net and there it was. At first I didn’t notice the odd lips until my little girl pointed them out. This kitty is kind of freaky and I hope this blog was kind of witty.

Please leave a comment about the kitty.

Book about children and Money- why?

I had a friend ask me why I wrote a book for children that dealt with money. Especially considering the current atmosphere we’re in where so many people seem to dislike and even some what hate the rich & successful.

That is a good question. But I think I have a satisfactory answer.
First let me say this, the book is not about only making money.

With that said: despite everyone’s apparent dislike for rich successful people, millions of people play the lotto every week, even twice a week. Why do people play? They play because they want to be rich. They desire to be that one percent.

Why do people play scratch off games, gamble, play sweepstake games and even play bingo? They play all these games and more in order to win large sums of money. So let us first put aside the idea that people in general dislike or hate rich people. What people dislike and hate is that they don’t have this money – that they are not rich.

So what I am trying to do in this book is to motivate children to not only learn, but to desire to learn. I want them to be motivated by the desire for success to seek knowledge, to think about planning for the future and so much more. Children need to learn about choices, consequences, decision making and several other skills that will help them succeed in any aspect of life.

The only reason I mention ‘how to become rich’ in my book is because like it or not, everyone associates success with money. Also as I mentioned earlier, everyone is seeking to make money, to become rich as it were. I know that there are people that say they have no desire to become rich, but in truth, if they had a way to make more money they would do it. The reality is that what people do not want is the stigma that goes along with being successful – being considered the evil greedy one percent.

What if we just put aside the idea of being a greedy evil ‘one percenter’ aside and simply think about teaching children the skills they need to do well in school, to succeed in life and to allow them to decide how far they really want to go. We are always talking about how important education is, but what are we teaching our children, the next great generation. These kids know more about facebook than they know about reading and math.

As a parent, all I ever wanted for my children was a better life. All I want is for them to do and to soar to their highest heights. We tell our children to dream big, that nothing is impossible – and in this book I give my children a few tips in order to do so.

Motivate children to learn & be Successful

My new book to 'Motivate kids' to learn and be successful

I have spent the better have of my life trying to motivate my two children to do better, to be better. As a parent I guess it is natural to want your children to do more and to accomplish more in life than what you have done. Not that I am a slouch or a slave driver – I just want the best for my kids. I want them to have all the opportunities I did not, to basically enjoy the wisdom I have now and wish I had when I was a snotty thought I knew it all kid.

Lets face it people, there is something about children in general that they are naturally born with – dreams, not every day average dreams. I am talking big dreams like flying to the moon by becoming an astronaut, being super famous or super rich. The kind of dreams that border on the impossible, even dreams like learning how to fly. Ask any child this simple question: how much money you would like to have? The answer is always – a lot or I want to be rich!
help children do well in schoolThe truth is we want our children to do well in life, but most of the time we teach them very little as far finance (money), life and success. In America we are told that we are losing in the war on education, the last commercial I saw on education stated that America was rank 25th in the world when it came to education. That is sad, very sad. But the real question is “how do you motivate children to learn, to want to learn”.

So taking everything I’ve learned and done over the years with my daughter and my son; you add the tips and techniques I have accrued from working in the schools and I came up with an interesting Idea: if every child’s dream is to be rich – why not use that as a motivational tool. In order to be rich children need to want to learn, to seek knowledge. In order to be successful, they need to be thinkers, they need to make plans, be dedicated to the plan, to think with a clear level head. To become rich you need to do well in school always remembering that you have choices and your choices have consequences. Always remembering that in order to be successful you have to consider the effect of influence, it can be negative or positive depending who you connect with.

So with all these factors, I created a book that motivates children to doing what is necessary to become rich, successful and do well in school. The book is full of stories about famous people who have achieved success because they never gave up, because they strove for excellence, for more. All this is wrapped up in a simple book that can be read by a parent to a younger child or easily read by any 4th, 5th grader and up with ease. Even though the book’s title says ‘for children’ I believe that the book can be used and be beneficial to older children, pre-teen and even teenagers.

I am hoping that the book will catch on and I will try to post a small section of the book on my blog as a tease and to build interest.  I hope you and others will also help promote my book.
for Children 'how to become' Rich, Successful & do well in school
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