Praise plays an important part in shaping the ways in which children see themselves – and their identities – going into adulthood.
But the type of praise offered really matters: it’s to do with the quality, not the quantity. So instead of saying the default “well done” or “good job” try these alternative praise strategies …
2. Praise their character
It’s important that your child knows that what they do or achieve is not nearly as important as building their character.
If you notice a desirable characteristic displayed in your child, such as generosity, kindness, empathy or standing up for someone, tell them you noticed and that you’re proud of them.