This week on King 5 News, I shared how to lessen the use of praise and focus on encouragement instead. For more tips on this topic, check out Beyond Praise: Building Self Esteem Through Encouragement.
Have you ever noticed how quick we are to say, “good job” or “you are so smart” to our children? For most parents, it has almost become a tic to heap praise on every thing our children do. Our natural instinct is to let our children know how much we love them and how proud we are of their growth and accomplishments. How we express these feelings makes a huge difference in how our children feel about themselves now and as adults.