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Ignite ✨INTRINSIC MOTIVATION and eliminate 🎁EXTRINSIC REWARDs because humans perform better when they do it for THEMSELVES! .
Excerpt from my 📖eBook (releasing soon) The BASICS~ Brining Montessori Home: Birth - Age 6.
Rewards are not necessary since the activity your child is engaged in, is rewarding in itself! When your child is learning how to peel a banana, the joy is in the skin coming off, revealing the banana, and the joy of eating 🍌 it. When your child cares for a 🐶 puppy by feeding or brushing it, seeing it run with it tail wagging, is the reward in itself! In fact, 60 years of research about the intrinsic motivation has shown that extrinsic 🎁rewards rather than motivate children have in fact the opposite effect. Rewards can actually erode your child’s inner motivation. It all starts with your parents, whether you are 6, 12, or 16 years old during the conventional education process of tests and exams. They punish you for bad grades and praise you if you perform well. However, all this flies in the face of how humans naturally learn and develop. Dangling rewards (gifts, praise, star stickers, and teddy bears ) are all prices outside of YOU, your intrinsic and deep desires to thrive, grow and improve, which are ingrained in all living species! Interest is natural so we do not need to develop it, rather leverage it! Children, just as all humans, have a natural desire to learn, and there is no problem with motivation and learning! In fact, tying extrinsic rewards to an activity (e.i. parents giving money for high grades) negatively impacts motivation when the reward is withdrawn since the desire to do well did NOT come from within. When you do not go within, you go without! .
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