When Allah chose you and guided you, this is not because you are special or due to your astonishing forms of worship. This is due only to Allah’s mercy on you which can be stripped from you any time and turn you back on your heels.
Therefore, never be fooled by our own good deeds and never look down at those who are sinful or went astray. Had it not been to Allah’s mercy, you might have been in that person’s shoes! O Allah make us steadfast on Islam with your mercy.
My Daughter was 12 years old and prayer was like heavy burden on her, So I told her to pray one day and I monitored her. She took the carpet and threw it on the ground. I asked her if she prayed - she said yes - Believe me, without feeling I slapped her face - I know I made a mistake. The situation has troubled me and I cried and I repent to God to forgive me.. The slap, the talk, the reminders did not make a difference to my child.
One day A friend told me a story. She went to one of her friends for a visit. Her friend was not very religious, but when the Adhan prayer was called, her children rushed for prayers without reminders or quarrel. I said to her how does your children pray on themselves without quarrel or a reminder? !!! - She said, before I got married I used to pray this Dua and stil pray it today.
After she told me the Dua – I began to recite it in every Sujud in my prayers and anytime I could. Since I began to recite the Dua my daughter is now the first to prayer without reminders or quarrels. She got up in Fajr prayers without any alarms. And all her brothers are now eager in praying without any difficulties.
I know You are now eager to know this Supplication Dua..
The Supplication is in the Surah Ibrahim , ayah # 40 سُوۡرَةُ إبراهیم