We all love our kids — even in our moments of frustration, there is nothing that we wouldn’t do for these little people who call us Mom & Dad! Using words of praise often, even for small successes, builds confidence, shows respect, and validates our children’s accomplishments.
Be genuine with your praise and try matching your words to the situation.
Seriously awesome LEGO creation — try “you’re becoming a real expert at this!”
Silly story — try “I love how you use your imagination when you write!”
Big sister reading to her younger siblings – “That was a really loving thing to do!”
Praising small successes in our kiddos will encourage bigger ones, so keep those loving words coming!