Praising your Children
… praising your children. Children of all ages respond well to praise as they want to please their parents and more often want to be seen as making good choices. When we praise positive behaviours and choices, we empower our children to repeat them. Catch your child in the act of being ‘good’ and when they are behaving in a way you like, give them some positive feedback.
For example, you can tell them “I really like the way you’re keeping all the blocks on the table,” which works better than waiting for the blocks to come crashing down before you take notice and say, “Be careful.”
Guidance from Scripture
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.