Episode 131: Ellen Braaten, PhD – Motivation, Goals, and Expectations

Ellen Braaten is a licensed psychologist and child neuropsychologist. She is the author of the new book Bright Kids Who Couldn’t Care Less, How to Rekindle your Child’s motivation. The book was forwarded by Sheryl Sandburg. 

Ellen has a book called Love the Kid You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had

This conversation with Ellen is a good one! We talk about what motivation is and what we can do as parents to help our kids feel self-motivated rather than pushing them to do things.

What we talked about:

4:15- Introduction to Ellen

7:25- Learning differences

9:30- Talking to our kids about motivation

21:30- The lifelong impact of your parenting

25:00- Timeframe that a child should get a job

32:25- Setting goals with your kids

38:05- Setting expectations with our kids

44:25- Working with a child as they lose motivation

49:35- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

Time is a Mother

Alanna by Tamora Pierce

Ellen’s Website

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