Episode 8: The Five Motivators of Early Preschool Behavior
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One of the most amazing things about the world is that every person is created differently with unique strengths, weaknesses, and personalities. So why, when our kids are young, do we tend to have the expectation that there’s only one right way to behave (follow the rules, sit still, etc.)? As parents, we often expect children to all be motivated by the same things rather than leaning into their individual wirings.

In Episode 8, Kendra Fleming talks to Jennifer Walker about how to parent your child according to their unique design, providing a special emphasis on Toddlerhood. Jennifer provides great insight and tools to help you be a more effective and less stressed parent by unraveling what motivates your child and encouraging you to parent them through that lens. She talks about five different motivators:


  • Social
  • Movement
  • Engineer
  • Rule follower
  • Touch

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric nurse and has partnered with thousands of families to foster happy and healthy children and homes. She has three boys of her own, including a set of twins! She’s one of the founders of Moms on Call, a resource for parents of infants to 4-year-olds, and she wants to help parents take the guilt away and celebrate the differences that their children bring to the world.

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