How to use these phrases
These phrases are great to use by themselves, but by slightly adjusting them to explain the process will increase the benefits greatly!
For instance, Telling your child that they, “Did a good job!” is great and promotes confidence, but if you adjust the phrase slightly to give show them why they did a good job, it’s even better.
“You did a great job putting away your toys!”
Giving praise should be associated with an action.
“Thanks for putting your cup in the sink! You’re Awesome!”
Not only does this give your child a boost to their confidence, it also promotes a good behavior (Putting away their dish!). As your child grows, these “Promoted” behaviors will prove to be a godsend.
Is there such a thing as too much praise?
While praising your child for doing a good job is important in boosting their self esteem.
Giving them Undeserved or “Hollow” praise can quickly lead to narcissistic tendencies and a child who thinks they can do no wrong.
If they do good, let them know! If your child is just sitting there watching T.V., telling them that, “They are AWESOME!”, might not be the right time, even though it’s SO tempting to do.
What do you think?
Do you feel we missed any important phrases? Let me know in the comments below!