It’s easy to forget to give praise when everything is going well. And it is often hard to remember to look for the instances of good behavior (no matter how small) on the rough days. Here are 12 ways to encourage your kids and praise good behavior.
What a great decision you made!
You are an excellent helper.
You really put a smile on her face with your kind words!
Thanks for doing that before I could even ask.
That’s a very good observation.
Thanks for helping set the table, that made a big difference.
I noticed you were really patient with your little brother.
You were very brave to do that.
You are really improving at…
You handled that very well.
Thank you for your cooperation.
That makes me happy.