Motivating Your Kids

Are You Motivating Or Micromanaging Your Kids?

The end of December is a time of the year when I typically do a “year in review.” I consider my successes as well as areas in which I may need more motivation or to recalibrate.

Like many parents, this review includes goals not only for myself but for my family as a whole. Some of these goals are easy to get everyone behind. A family vacation, perhaps. Others can be more of a challenge (monthly “fun” runs).

So, how do we motivate others when their motivation lags (or they don’t see the value in an activity that we do)? What’s the best way to help our loved ones not only participate in our goals, but also to find success in their own goals as well?

This month on North Phoenix Mom’s Collective, I talk about the keys to motivation (hint: I also talk about the pitfalls of micromanaging). Here’s to 2021 and all of the growth it may bring you and your family!

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Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana, MC, LPC, helps teens and adults overcome mental roadblocks and achieve their goals to live an elevated life. Specialties include research-based interventions to address stress and anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, eating issues and struggles of the gifted and high-achieving population. For more information about her techniques, services and additional resources to help you succeed, check her out at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also Contact her to schedule an initial appointment today