Parental appreciation means the world to almost all of us, and children are no exception. Hence, it is important for parents to acknowledge the child’s achievements and accomplishments to keep them motivated. Earlier, we have discussed how parents can use praise to promote desired behaviour in their children.
In this article, we will cover:
A book by Louise Porter, Young Children’s Behaviour: Practical Approaches for Caregivers and Teachers, mentions three ways in which acknowledgement differs from praise:
Another book, Children’s Behaviour: Everyday learning about babies, toddlers and preschoolers, by Louise Porter, lists a few tips for acknowledging children’s achievements:
Acknowledgement and celebration helps children develop healthy self-esteem as it verifies and highlights their successes. It allows them to understand their own skills and qualities. Recognising these opportunities can be difficult at first. Parents can start acknowledging their children for doing things without any help, pushing themselves despite initial troubles, completing a task, helping someone, or for being creative.
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