Is Motivation Required in the Healthy Growth of Children

Dwight D. Eisenhower says “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” Motivation is something which gives stronger feathers to fly high and reach out what one is aiming for. Motivation can come from any living or dead thing. It may be some people, may be a painting, could be a piece of writing or sometimes could be parents.

Different people get motivated from different things. For children most of motivation comes from family and friends. Now we need to analyze how far it is required in the growth and progress of a child. Let’s explain it with an example; a small know by itself how to grow in the ground. It gathers whatever required for its escalation and makes ample use of these. But there might sudden climate changes or any other issues when the plant cannot handle it by itself. Then what we normally do is to pour water and put some fertilizers so that it can boost the growth process. Once these extra ingredients are provided the plan use it and get positive results.

This is exactly what motivation does in any human being especially children. The additional support we give them to grow will make them go far. Children are always into some kind of innovation and curiosity for new adventures. But sometimes we elders might not like, as part of their experiments children might break things. It will lead to quarrels and fight between parents and kids. We need to understand that by doing real life experiments children learn faster than theories but of course we need to ensure their safety. Other than that it is always better to encourage them in doing so that after initial mistakes they try to develop things on their own to supplement their studies.


Not only that motivation is required to show case the talent of a child which is hidden in them, it can be in arts, sports, paintings and so on. Teachers can motivate children a lot in various ways. Schools, especially boarding schools in India work hard in this to motivate the talents in children because a champion needs motivation above and beyond winning anything.

Schools like school in Vizag help children to develop their abilities and motivate them in many ways to keep them on the peak always. As Zig Ziglar says “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily”.




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