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Three examples of how to encourage a child?

Do you have 3 examples of how to encourage a child?

(No matter what age they are they need to just as encouraged as we do)

 
Prayerpartner

Asked by Prayerpartner at 6:21 AM on Oct. 22, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • with my sisters kids i reward the but not with gifts i let the bake cupcakes or something like that with me and maybe go for an icevream with me or hubby or something .. but dont reward with money or many material things its like bribing and i dont feel its right . i feel rewarding them with maybe with a family game night or something like that its great and always let them know what a good job they do weather its something as simple as brshing their hair let them know they are pretty or handsome and and hugs are always the best
    kimmi85035

    Answer by kimmi85035 at 12:41 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Things I often say to my children-

    "You did a great job! I'm very proud of you"

    "You tried really hard, and did a great job (even though what ever it was didn't work out), I'm proud of you for trying"

    "Thank you for helping me (no matter how small it was) I really appreciate you"

    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 7:42 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • rewards system.--stickers--candy--movies it works
    Kittty_Katt

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 7:50 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • i am proud of you,
    2, i tell them just keep doing the best you can
    3 i tell them i love them
    kileighsmommie

    Answer by kileighsmommie at 11:24 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • i agree with all of the above
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 1:02 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • I agree. No matter how small or how little the effort, you have to let them know. Sometimes when it's busy I don't react straight away because the moment is gone or my dd attention is drawn to something else already or whatever. I will wait for a quiet moment with her (usually cuddle-time) and go back to that situation and say something like: "That was a really nice thing you did today." or "I'm proud of you, well done!" Positive stuff.
    BeachMom81

    Answer by BeachMom81 at 12:28 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

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