Harvard University (2019). How to Motivate Children: Science-Based Approaches for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers. Retrieved September 4, 2019.

What’s the best way to motivate children? The intrinsic motivation to learn about the world around us begins in infancy. This type of motivation can either be encouraged or suppressed by the experiences adults provide for children. Psychological research points to a set of promising approaches that parents and practitioners can use to promote positive motivation and learning during development.

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