How to Raise a Self Motivated and Thriving Kid

The world can seem so scary for our kids. As parents, we spend so much of our energy raising our kids and doing our best to keep them safe from all those scary things…



Heart Break,

and even failure.

But if we spend all our energy protecting them, they never learn those skills to power through the hard stuff and learn to thrive in life!

READ: How to Raise a Brave Kid

So let’s do just that! Let’s give our kids the skills they need to be self-motivated and to thrive

Today, we speak with our friend, Dr. Michele Borba, who is an educational psychologist, TODAY show parenting contributor, and author of 25 books including her most recent, Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. She is also a  mom of 3 boys and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to raise strong, empathetic kids who thrive in an uncertain world.

READ: How to Raise an Empathetic Kid

Michele shares with us what makes a child self-motivated, the common characteristics of children who are resilient, motivated, and essentially – thrive, as well as a simple way kids can use their very own “Pocket Problem Solver”.

Resources We Shared:

Michele Borba

Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine

Drama-Free Homework Checklist

Download the Transcripts HERE

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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