One of the hardest things I’ve had to learn as a dad is to applaud effort after a job well done.
→ This seems obvious but if you grew up like me you might relate.
It was a different time. Instead of getting praise for a job well done, there was always the question of “What could you have done better?” It’s not that it isn’t important to consider but there is a time and place for it.
We could be “tough” on our kids but what we often forget is the negative ripples that it might create in other areas of their life.
Don’t miss obvious chances to build your kids up. It might feel different than what we experienced as kids but confidence breeds confidence.
Small wins by them can have a positive impact on future events. They’ve achieved things before. It gives them the belief they can do it again, even if it’s hard.
That’s a much better way to motivate people to be the best version of themselves.
I’m positive of it.