Compliment Your Kids – 5 Simple Things

Even if you are not a “Words” person, everyone loves to hear compliments, recognition and appreciation for either looking nice, doing something well and being thoughtful. This can mean even more if it comes from someone you really care about, so imagine how our kids feel when we compliment, recognize and appreciate them. The words from you as a parent are ever so powerful to your children. I challenge you today to monitor your words to your children, your words have the power to “build-up” or “tear-down”. A child who feels valued and accepted can change the world and can better take on the challenges life bring.

Something to be aware of though, no-one likes flattery though and although the first time it is said your child might feel good, they will know that it’s not true. Kids have an uncanny knowledge of what is true and what isn’t so be careful to always speak the truth and always be on the look out for opportunities and things to compliments your kids about. Remember every child is amazing in some way.

Take a look at the areas in which you should compliment your children.

5 Ways to Compliment Your Kids:

1. Compliment your kids character.

When your children demonstrate honesty, kindness, trustworthiness, and reliability, that’s a great time to take them aside and offer a sincere compliment.

2. Compliment your kids obedience and respect.

It’s too easy to fall into patterns of disapproval, where the only time we notice is when kids do wrong. Rather than waiting for disobedience or disrespect (then coming down like a ton of bricks), try noticing obedience and respect: “I don’t always remember to tell you, but you are an awesome young man, and I appreciate the way you treat your mother”.

3. Compliment your kids for simply being part of the family.

“Every time I see you, I’m thankful that I’m your Mum.” Kids need to understand that they are valued simply because they are.

4. Compliment your kids contributions to the family.

“Clearing the table (sweeping the floor, putting out the rubbish) makes a real difference. I appreciate your contribution.” Kids need to understand that what they do makes a difference, that the adults notice, and that pitching in is a good part of family life.

5. Compliment the quality of their work and effort, even when the result is not the best.

“You mowed the lawn right up to the edge. I’m so glad you take this job so seriously, it shows.” or “Your willingness to help makes me happy!”

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