Interesting question, isn’t it? I wonder if you’ve sometimes worried about overdoing the praising part with your child?
I must confess I’ve not only been guilty of doing it, but also regretted it.
Most times, we go by instinct. Praising a child is critical for her to cultivate positive behavior. In fact, it is a gentle and loving way to encourage building self-confidence in her abilities along with self-esteem.
Why is praising children important?
It is a great way to give her positive feedback, essentially letting her know what she’s doing is right, appreciating the effort regardless of whether the outcome is as expected. It is a good idea to make sure she’s appreciated for something every day. Ideally, it must be a behavior or action that deserves it.
Personally, I believe that encouragement is more important than praise. Of course, I’ve sat on the fence wondering whether I praised too little or too much. But I found myself focusing more on the question: am I encouraging as much as I should?
Unless we encourage, how will the child reach the stage where she can be praised? Growing up is a journey that involves learning along the way and as parents, it is our duty to steer our children in the right direction, encouraging them at every step.
Can too much praise actually spoil a child?
Continue reading this post at World Of Moms in my post “Well Done!” Can Too Much Praise Spoil A Child?
where I’ve shared what I learned along the way about giving praise, with a few tips to praise sincerely and reinforce positive behavior.
What are your thoughts on praising children? Do share in the comments!