"We praise him so much.
We keep looking for things that we can praise.
But the praise has no effect on him.
It doesn't improve his performance.
He still does things when he feels like it.
It does not motivate him to do anything more."
Perplexed parents of a teenager - tell me at a consultation.
"Children sense INTENTION" I tell them.
PRAISING to MANIPULATE will never work.
Praise from your heart. Praise to appreciate.
Never use praise as a BRIBE.
Motivating a teenager is complicated.
Every teenager is different.
And every teenager needs a different approach.
Consult if you are struggling to motivate your teenager.