We're all fairly smart people here, right? So can we agree to stop misusing words which we really ought to know do not mean what we are using them to mean? APOCALYPSE does not mean "End of the World".
Motivating your child is like baking a pie. Certain ingredients are needed, including planning for what you want to accomplish each week, involvement with your children to get these things done and enthusiasm to keep your children encouraged to learn. There are also two principles that you need to keep in mind:
Motivating Learning in Young Children
The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year.