March 1st, 2013 by eTutor
- Respect your child by treating him or her with the dignity you would a friend.
- Have faith in your child. Don’t be afraid to give your child increasing responsibility and independence.
- Concentrate on the positive; avoid using discouraging words or actions.
- Recognize your child’s efforts, not just his or her accomplishments.
- Build self-esteem and feelings of adequacy by using positive phrases such as…
- “I can tell you worked very hard on that.”
- “You are getting much better at that.”
- “I appreciate what you did.”
- “You really handled that situation well.”
- Discourage competition (in all forms) between brothers and sisters.
And, remember, don’t feel guilty if you “blow it”, but use your energy to try again more effectively.