This is it. Post your praise for the 101 Ways to Praise challenge by midnight tonight.
I’ll post our results on Monday. Thanks for all the great Ways to Praise.
It is important to teach your children to be kind to others. Kindness attracts kindness into their lives which in turn builds self-esteem. The opposite is also true. No one wants to be around an undisciplined child.
We must be cautious when building self-esteem in our children that we don’t inadvertently turn them into obnoxious, self-centered spoiled brats.
Five tips for raising kind children
- Don’t ignore bad behavior, but don’t harp on it. Punish it immediately; then move on. Don’t keep bringing up past mistakes.
- When a child misbehaves, be sure to remind them that this is not like them and that they should do better the next time. Have the child think of better ways to approach the situation the next time.
- Don’t call your child bad, instead tell him or her that what they DID was bad. Separate the behavior from the person.
- Describe the good things that your child does to your friends and family. Don’t describe the bad things. Don’t allow friends or family members to tear your child down. Correct them immediately or stay away from them.
- SHOW them how to behave, don’t TELL them. Lead by example. You must be kind if you want kindness from your children.
Don’t forget the 101 Ways to Praise Challenge We’re trying to collect 101 unique ways to praise your children by Friday. If you reply to this post with at least one unique way to praise along with your Twitter ID and a positive link, I will give you a shout out on Twitter.