Steps 1-4 for How to Help Your Children Become Self-Motivated [Podcast #11]

Here is the second podcast in the series about How to Help Your Children Become Self-Motivated. This is part of the recording of a workshop I presented at the annual North Carolinians for Home Education Conference 2014. The first part is Foundations for Helping Your Children Become Self-Motivated [Podcast #10].

Our two oldest girls, Bethany (15) and Hannah (9).


  • The ultimate goal for parents is to raise mature, Christ loving believers.
  • Parenting should move from discipline to discipleship, from external motivation to internal motivation.

This episode covers the first four steps:

  1. Pray for your children to surrender their hearts to Christ (Eph 3:14-21).
  2. Teach your children truth from God’s Word (Psalm 19:7-11).
  3. Teach your children God’s purpose for life and how everything we do fits into it (Deut 6:4-9).
  4. Encourage and affirm your children (1 Thess 2:11-12).

You can return to the notes post for the entire workshop to view and download the notes or view the prezi.

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