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Let your children know what is right about them

Let your children know what is right about them Let your children know what is right about them
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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
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When we asked these parents whether their were aware of their appreciation, they often looked blank. It seems that praise for helpful behavior doesn't come readily. Most of us are quick to criticize and slow to praise. We have a responsibility as parents to reverse this order. Our children's self-esteem is too valuable to be left to chance or entrusted to strangers. You may have noticed yourself that the outside world doesn't rush in to offer praise. When is the last time another driver said to you, "Thank you for only taking up one parking space. Now I have room for my car"? Our efforts to be cooperative are taken for granted. One slipup, and con-demnation is swift. Let us be different in our homes.

Let us realize that, along with food, shelter, and clothing, we have another obligation to our children, and that is to affirm their "rightness." The whole world will tell them what's wrong with them—loud and often. Our job is to let our children know what's right about them.

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