Tip 47 – Make your child feel valued, needed, and important.
Notice and acknowledge cooperation and helpfulness as much as you can! Your child will love it. Here are a few sample ways.
* “Thank you… for taking care of your baby sister.”
* “I appreciated… how you carried the bag to the car.”
* “I loved… when you sat with me at the game.”
Once you get used to these patterns, you will probably use them often. Just by showing your awareness, your child will feel that inner glow of feeling valued, needed, and important.
The happiness that comes from making a contribution is one of the greatest feelings of all. “To the degree to which you are sought after or needed by other people will you become a fully-actualized person.”
–Norman Vincent Peale