*Tip 108 – Make encouragement an implicit part of your daily speech.
What is encouragement?
It is noticing when something goes right. When you recognize your child’s positive behavior, you encourage it. The more you encourage it, the more you will see it. This process is simple… and fun to do too.
Be specific. No more platitudes like “Good boy” and “Good job.” Your child wants to hear you tell it like it is and know all the details. “You brushed your hair well” and “Great colors in your painting!” are much more like it.
December is our last month of the year, and that makes it a great time to start. Now you have one more wonderful way to “ring in” the New Year.
Accentuating the positives minimizes the negatives, and that is one sure way to get January 2015 off to a great start!
Encouragement is at “the heart” of any excellent relationship.
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~ Dr. Sally
*Pillar #3 (cont): Be positive!