Your Young Person’s Motivation Personality:

The Inconsistent Kid

What makes this personality type special? You’re on a journey with a child or teen often known as ‘The Inconsistent Kid.’ This type is characterized by varying performance, excelling in areas they enjoy or find easy, but struggling with tasks that are difficult or uninteresting to them. Their effort fluctuates, often leading to a mix of high achievements and missed opportunities in both academics and chores.

But here’s the encouraging aspect: their inconsistency reveals a selective focus and a potential for deep engagement. These young people can display remarkable talent and enthusiasm in areas that captivate them. They’re not limited by a lack of ability, but rather by fluctuating motivation. With the right support and strategies, ‘The Inconsistent Kid’s’ selective effort can be broadened to encompass a wider range of tasks. Guiding them to find interest and value in more challenging areas can transform their sporadic efforts into consistent achievement. With patience and understanding, their potential for success across diverse fields can be fully realized.

Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities. ‘The Inconsistent Kid’ faces unique challenges, primarily seen in their fluctuating approach to tasks. They might excel in activities they enjoy or find easy but struggle with those that are difficult or less engaging. This inconsistency can lead to a mix of success and unfulfilled potential in both academic and household responsibilities. However, their selective focus also shows a capacity for deep engagement and enthusiasm in areas of interest.

Guiding Their Growth. Your role as a parent is key in helping them find balance. By creating consistent routines and encouraging a broader interest in various tasks, you can help them develop a more even approach to their responsibilities. This journey isn’t about forcing interest; it’s about nurturing their ability to engage with and find value in a wider range of activities.

Embarking on a Transformative Path. Ahead lies a path filled with opportunities for developing greater consistency and a well-rounded skill set. Together, you’ll explore strategies to increase your child or teen’s engagement across different tasks, transforming their selective effort into a more uniform and disciplined approach. This journey is about expanding their focus and building habits that encourage steady effort in all areas of life.

Here’s the Exciting Revelation: If you’re ready to support ‘The Inconsistent Kid’ in becoming more balanced and disciplined, then you’re exactly where you need to be. You’re not just any parent—you’re a crucial guide helping your young person navigate through these challenges. Ready for this transformative journey? Let’s get started.

Scroll down to discover hand-picked resources for ‘The Inconsistent Kid.’ These tools are designed to support consistent effort, encourage balanced engagement, and promote personal growth. Join me in making this a year of breakthroughs and consistent success for your child or teen!

Unlocking Success: The Three Essential Ingredients for Strengthening “The Motivation Muscle”

Discover the three key elements that help build your young person’s ‘Motivation Muscle.’ By consistently applying these elements at home, you set the stage for your child or teen to have to develop a strong sense of motivation.

Independence: Igniting Motivation Through Empowered Choices

When young people feel that life ‘just happens to them’, they often don’t engage much in meaningful activities and might spend too much time on social media, YouTube, or playing video games. However, this changes dramatically when they grasp the concept of independence — understanding that THEY are the ones steering their own lives. Realizing that each choice they make can lead to better – or worse – outcomes, they begin to ignite their ‘motivation muscle,’ sparking a drive to take accoutnability for their own decisions and behaviors.

Mastery: Fueling Motivation Through Purpose

Mastery is about more than just becoming skilled; it’s about finding purpose in one’s strengths and interests. Every young person carries within them a unique set of talents and passions. As a parent, guiding them to recognize and cultivate these gifts is crucial. This is how mastery gives their motivation a big boost, making them more excited about learning, growing, and persevering through “hard stuff” like boredom, frustration, and fear.

Connection: Supercharging Motivation Through Connection With Others

Connection is a powerful motivator, especially when young people realize the impact of their natural talents and strengths in their relationships and within the their community. This sense of being an integral part of their family, peer group, and the wider world is what supercharges their motivation. Understanding that they are valued and needed by others not only boosts their happiness but also energizes them to face and overcome challenges. When they know their unique abilities and interests are appreciated, it drives them to persist through difficulties like low energy or self-doubt, propelling them to strive and flourish as their best selves.

Unlocking Success: The Three Essential Ingredients for Strengthening “The Motivation Muscle”

Discover the three key elements that help build your young person’s ‘Motivation Muscle.’ By consistently applying these elements at home, you set the stage for your child or teen to have to develop a strong sense of motivation.

Independence: Igniting Motivation Through Empowered Choices

When young people feel that life ‘just happens to them’, they often don’t engage much in meaningful activities and might spend too much time on social media, YouTube, or playing video games. However, this changes dramatically when they grasp the concept of independence — understanding that THEY are the ones steering their own lives. Realizing that each choice they make can lead to better – or worse – outcomes, they begin to ignite their ‘motivation muscle,’ sparking a drive to take accoutnability for their own decisions and behaviors.

Mastery: Fueling Motivation Through Purpose

Mastery is about more than just becoming skilled; it’s about finding purpose in one’s strengths and interests. Every young person carries within them a unique set of talents and passions. As a parent, guiding them to recognize and cultivate these gifts is crucial. This is how mastery gives their motivation a big boost, making them more excited about learning, growing, and persevering through “hard stuff” like boredom, frustration, and fear.

Connection: Supercharging Motivation Through Connection With Others

Connection is a powerful motivator, especially when young people realize the impact of their natural talents and strengths in their relationships and within the their community. This sense of being an integral part of their family, peer group, and the wider world is what supercharges their motivation. Understanding that they are valued and needed by others not only boosts their happiness but also energizes them to face and overcome challenges. When they know their unique abilities and interests are appreciated, it drives them to persist through difficulties like low energy or self-doubt, propelling them to strive and flourish as their best selves.

What’s The Next Step?

Recognize that your ‘Inconsistent Kid’ may find it difficult to maintain steady effort, especially in tasks that are challenging or uninteresting to them. This tendency can lead to uneven performance in their responsibilities. Yet, this very inconsistency also opens the door to learning how to find motivation and success in a broader range of activities.

Ready for a Quick Win? Here’s Your Next Step: Acknowledge that your ‘Inconsistent Kid’ may show enthusiasm for tasks they enjoy or find easy but hesitate when faced with more challenging or less appealing activities.

This fluctuating effort can be a hurdle, but it also presents an opportunity to develop persistence and adaptability. Address the heart of their inconsistency. Help them understand the importance of giving their best effort in all tasks, not just the ones they prefer. A patient, encouraging conversation can make a big difference. Recognize their strengths while also emphasizing the value of working on their weaker areas.

The key is to guide them toward balanced effort and perseverance. Begin with small steps that gradually

lead them to tackle more challenging tasks. This approach isn’t just about improving performance; it’s about instilling a sense of discipline and a well-rounded work ethic.

Keep supporting them. Encourage them to face challenges with a positive attitude. Celebrate their efforts, both big and small. When they shy away from difficult tasks, it’s important to motivate them while understanding their hesitations.

You’re more than just a parent on this journey; you’re a coach guiding them toward consistent effort and resilience. Remember, the goal isn’t to make every task easy for them; it’s to help them grow into determined, well-rounded individuals ready to face life’s varied challenges.

I’m Dr. Becca Ballinger

Before we go any further, let me introduce myself…I’m a child psychologist with a busy private practice, a Modern Parenting Expert, and a mom to two wonderful young adults.

I started focusing on helping kids and teens boost their motivation because of my own two children. They were smart but often chose fun over homework and didn’t use their full natural strengths and talents, and this made me sad and frustrated. I saw the same issue with many of the young people in my private practice too. So many young people were struggling with an underdeveloped ‘motivation muscle.’

So, I got to work. After lots (and lots…and lots…and lots) of research, I created The Self-Motivation Success Formula. It took time to get it just right, but it worked wonders. Both my son and daughter used it to get through law school, and it’s helped lots of families in my private practice too.

Now, I want to share this formula with you. It’s a practical way to help your child or teen become more self-motivated and reach their true potential in our fast-paced world.

I’m Dr. Becca Ballinger

Before we go any further, let me introduce myself…I’m a child psychologist with a busy private practice, a Modern Parenting Expert, and a mom to two wonderful young adults.

I started focusing on helping kids and teens boost their motivation because of my own two children. They were smart but often chose fun over homework and didn’t use their full natural strengths and talents, and this made me sad and frustrated. I saw the same issue with many of the young people in my private practice too. So many young people were struggling with an underdeveloped ‘motivation muscle.’

So, I got to work. After lots (and lots…and lots…and lots) of research, I created The Self-Motivation Success Formula. It took time to get it just right, but it worked wonders. Both my son and daughter used it to get through law school, and it’s helped lots of families in my private practice too.

Now, I want to share this formula with you. It’s a practical way to help your child or teen become more self-motivated and reach their true potential in our fast-paced world.

Do you ever feel like you’re navigating the unpredictable waters of parenting an ‘Inconsistent Kid’ without any guidance? Looking for effective strategies to help manage your young person’s fluctuating focus and effort?

You’ve found just what you need. I’ve compiled a special collection of podcast episodes, free guides, eBooks, and worksheets, all crafted to support you and your inconsistent child or teen on this journey.

These resources are designed to assist you in understanding and addressing your young person’s varying levels of engagement and performance. They provide strategies for creating consistent routines, encouraging balanced effort, and nurturing a more steady approach to tasks. Scroll down to explore my toolkit filled with resources aimed at boosting the ‘Inconsistent Kid’s’ consistency and motivation!

Do you ever feel like you’re navigating the unpredictable waters of parenting an ‘Inconsistent Kid’ without any guidance? Looking for effective strategies to help manage your young person’s fluctuating focus and effort?

You’ve found just what you need. I’ve compiled a special collection of podcast episodes, free guides, eBooks, and worksheets, all crafted to support you and your inconsistent child or teen on this journey.

These resources are designed to assist you in understanding and addressing your young person’s varying levels of engagement and performance. They provide strategies for creating consistent routines, encouraging balanced effort, and nurturing a more steady approach to tasks. Scroll down to explore my toolkit filled with resources aimed at boosting the ‘Inconsistent Kid’s’ consistency and motivation!

Modern Parenting Solutions Podcast Curated Just For You

YOUR HAND-PICKED EPISODES OF:

The Modern Parenting Solutions Podcast

From nurturing well-motivated young people to instilling meaningful values in them, Modern Parenting Solutions is your weekly guide to navigating the maze of raising kids in the 21st century.

You understand that your young person is brimming with potential, and I know that you’re seeking ways to help them realize it fully. In a world where challenges like low energy, boredom, and fear can hinder their growth, finding the right approach is key. My Sunday podcast is here to guide you. I’ve selected several targeted episodes aimed at uncovering and nurturing your child or teen’s natural strengths and interests. You’ll learn strategies to help them overcome modern obstacles and use their abilities to meaningfully connect with their communities and the world around them. This journey is not just about fostering skills; it’s about instilling a sense of purpose and joy in your young person. Tune in for your weekly dose of insights and inspiration, as we navigate this path together, ensuring your parenting aligns with your core values while adapting to today’s demands. Your new Sunday ritual is waiting, packed with the guidance you need to help your child thrive in today’s world.

For the entire episode library, listen on:

iTunes | Amazon Music | Spotify | iHeart Radio | My Website with Show Notes

YOUR HAND-PICKED EPISODES OF:

The Modern Parenting Solutions Podcast

From nurturing well-motivated young people to instilling meaningful values in them, Modern Parenting Solutions is your weekly guide to navigating the maze of raising kids in the 21st century.

You understand that your young person is brimming with potential, and I know that you’re seeking ways to help them realize it fully. In a world where challenges like low energy, boredom, and fear can hinder their growth, finding the right approach is key. My Sunday podcast is here to guide you. I’ve selected several targeted episodes aimed at uncovering and nurturing your child or teen’s natural strengths and interests. You’ll learn strategies to help them overcome modern obstacles and use their abilities to meaningfully connect with their communities and the world around them. This journey is not just about fostering skills; it’s about instilling a sense of purpose and joy in your young person. Tune in for your weekly dose of insights and inspiration, as we navigate this path together, ensuring your parenting aligns with your core values while adapting to today’s demands. Your new Sunday ritual is waiting, packed with the guidance you need to help your child thrive in today’s world.

For the entire episode library, listen on:

iTunes | Amazon Music | Spotify | iHeart Radio | My Website with Show Notes

Modern Parenting Solutions Podcast Curated Just For You

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Specially selected for you, I’ve chosen the best tools from my collection of free parenting resources, each tailored to complement the nurturing of a ‘Inconsistent Kid.’ These resources are designed to support the unique opportunities of parenting a child or teen who already exhibits strong self-motivation. They blend proven parenting techniques with contemporary strategies that align with today’s dynamic environment. Explore this customized toolkit to enhance your approach in guiding your ‘Inconsistent Kid’ towards continued personal growth, resilience, and well-rounded development, maximizing their potential in all aspects of life!

From Apathy to Action: The Parent's Guide to External Motivation

Struggling to ignite your young person’s ‘motivation muscle’ and unsure where to start? Don’t worry! From Apathy to Action: The Parent’s Guide to External Motivation is your go-to resource for mastering the first step – using external rewards effectively. Whether it’s homework, chores, or cultivating their hobbies, this guide has got you covered. Get ready to awaken their inner drive and strengthen that ‘motivation muscle’!

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Dream Big, Plan Smart: Your Family’s Guide to Future Visioning

Step into the world of Future Visioning – a transformative approach to nurturing your child or teen’s dreams and aspirations through everyday conversations. Wondering how to kickstart these meaningful discussions? Within its pages, you’ll find 50 specially crafted prompts, each tailored to different age groups and designed to resonate with various interests and passions. But it’s not just about starting conversations – it’s about shaping futures. These prompts are stepping stones towards building a world where your child’s or teen’s aspirations are not just heard, but actively encouraged and planned. Download this guide today, and transform your everyday chats into the foundation of your child’s bright future. 🚀

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The Ultimate Guide To Igniting Independent Thought

Ready to help your child break free from the social media echo chamber and think for themselves? The Ultimate Guide to Igniting Independent Thought is your go-to manual! Packed with actionable tips and exercises, this guide empowers you to nurture your young person’s ability to form their own opinions and make thoughtful decisions. It’s critical thinking made easy and fun!

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School Bells & Growth Spells: A Parent's Playbook for a Breakthrough School Year

Embark on a transformative journey with your young person this school year. Dive into this insightful guide that lays out five crucial developmental areas for your child or teen’s growth: academics, independence, decision-making skills, parent-child connection, and belongingness. Discover unique, actionable strategies to boost their academic performance, foster self-reliance, enhance decision-making skills, deepen relationships, and nurture a sense of belonging. Equip yourself with the tools to guide and inspire your child or teen toward a happy, motivated, and successful school year.

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Sunrise Success: Your Guide to Stress-Free School Mornings

As a child psychologist, one of the most common concerns I encounter is how to handle mornings when kids simply don’t want to go to school. That’s why I created the ‘Sunrise Success: Your Guide to Stress-Free School Mornings.’ This guide is your secret weapon for transforming chaotic mornings into calm, productive starts. Packed with expert strategies and real-life tips, you’ll learn how to establish a morning routine that not only works but also strengthens your bond with your young person. Ready to make every sunrise a smooth, stress-free experience? Download this resource now.

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Self-Control Strategies That Work: Improve Your Child or Teen’s Impulse Control Today

Struggling to help your child or teen master the art of self-control? This comprehensive guide is packed with practical strategies and real-world scenarios to guide your family towards healthier habits. Discover the secrets to nurturing patience, resilience, and decision-making skills in your young person. It’s more than just a guide—it’s a transformational tool that turns everyday challenges into opportunities for growth and success. Don’t wait for change to come; be the change your child or teen needs to thrive in a modern world!

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What To Do Next…
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