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Why Motivation Matters

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7. Intrinsic Motivation Helps Your Child Look Within Herself

Your child is intrinsically motivated when she pushes herself to achieve out of her own volition. (For example, a student who is intrinsically motivated to learn math enjoys the problem-solving process or thinks that math is an important skill.) Intrinsic motivation is more powerful than extrinsic motivation because it challenges your child to truly believe in the inherent value of her goal.