No matter how old your children are, your praise and encouragement will help them feel good about themselves. Praise and encouragement goes a long way in boosting the self-esteem and confidence of children.
Encourage their effort and praise their good behavior. So, keep your stars stickers handy it means a world to your child!
Cheer the good stuff. When you notice your child doing something helpful or nice, let him know how you feel. E.g. Good job! I’m proud of you. It’s a great way to reinforce good behavior so he’s more likely to keep doing it.
Tips for using praise, encouragement and rewards
When you feel good about your child, say so. See if you can give your child some words of encouragement every day. The small things you say can build up over time to have a big effect on your child.
Praise your child for his strengths. Children have their own unique set of strengths (and weaknesses). Look at the positives and appreciate your child’s good points.
Surprise your child with a reward for good behavior. For example, Thanks for picking up the toys let’s go to the park to celebrate or Thanks for helping me prepare dinner. You can choose what we have for dessert .
Praise effort as well as achievement. Recognize and praise how hard your child is trying for example, You worked really hard on that drawing or Thank you for remembering to hang your coat on the peg.