Our conversations with our children these days revolve mostly around their academic performance - how they did in their tests, and how their friends did in comparison.
While it is important that our children are thriving in school, we also need to be intentional about affirming them for all that they are doing right and have done well!
Exaggerating and over-praising our kids could cause them to question our sincerity, but highlighting positive attributes in their responses and attitudes when deserved is a great way to fill up their love tank with unconditional love! The long-lasting rewards of deepening your parent-child relationship and building your child’s resilience are the things that would ultimately follow them from childhood into adolescence.
As parents, make the choice to give your child healthy and encouraging memories of home and family that would last a lifetime.
Instead of racing your child to enrichment classes, ballet or piano lessons, why not race to praise them instead?