Wait, Am I Nagging or Motivational?
One of the incredible side effects of owning a dog in the time of AirPods is that I get to walk Aspen, our super-athlete in the form of a German Shorthaired Pointer, while listening to podcasts and Audible. As in life, some are better than others. And some are so timely, helpful, AND informative that I feel that I need to share them. This is one of those.
One of my go-to podcasts is called "Tests and the Rest." Amy Seeley and Mike Bergin, colleagues and hosts of said podcast, recently interviewed the co-authors of "What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home." In this 20-minute episode titled, "Helping Teens Find Motivation and Insight," my own level of insight on this topic was enhanced by a LOT. They dove into how parents can best support and talk to our often mercurial teens to find INTRINSIC MOTIVATION rather than resort to a technique that I personally have NEVER used — nagging (and if that was a true statement, I wouldn't have found this podcast so helpful).
I'd love to hear your biggest takeaways from this 20-minute podcast. Drop me a note if you're open to sharing.
Enjoy these last days of August!