Success Breeds Success!

Picking up – “I helped!”

Tip 58– Teach your child to focus on positive occurrences.

Here is a fun way to build positive feelings. Name an activity, and then have your child add a good memory for each. Here are some examples.

  • Soccer – “I made a goal.”
  • School– “I finished my work.”
  • Lunchtime – “I sat with Alistair.
It is fine to discuss any difficulties that might come up as well. However, once a problem is dealt with sufficiently, return to the activity for at least one more good feeling about it.

Parenting Insight…

When it comes to success, the sky is the limit. Enjoy it in any way you want. For honors, awards and certificates, display them freely. For all acts of kindness, point them out. Keep in mind that any and all accomplishments, no matter how small, are worthy of notice.

Make a big deal out of successes. They are a big deal!

Holiday Cheer! Start a success box for the holidays and enjoy it to the hilt. Design it your way for your family. If one child can create and/or decorate it, that would be great. If you need to make it and supply all the note paper and writing supplies, that is good too. If older children can write their own, and you need to write for younger ones, go ahead. No matter how you do it, capture as many family member successes as you can.

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