The more motivating words that you feed to your kids, the higher they will go and the more they will achieve in life. That is every parent’s desire.
Encouraging words have the power to boost your children past many obstacles that will undoubtedly get in their way.
One of the most common hurdles they will have to face is failure or disappointments. It is vital that our children learn from their mistakes and develop an attitude of not giving up easily.
With this character trait in place, they will already be ahead of 80% of the crowd. Motivating words will help insure that your children do not become quitters.
Motivating Words and Discipline
It is also important to remember that criticism or correction are a part of life. It isn’t fun to be criticized but our kids must learn to accept it when it is given.
A great way to make correction easier to swallow is through starting and ending with some motivating words when we discipline them. They will become discouraged quickly if we don’t do this.
For example, let’s say your child used your toothbrush to clean your dog’s teeth. You might be a bit upset by this thoughtless behavior.
The best way to respond, however, would be to first praise them for being responsible for ole Spot’s care. You would then instruct them in the proper way to clean his teeth. You could finally wrap it up with saying Spot is very fortunate to have someone wanting to care of him.
You also want to make sure that your daily encouragement is genuine.
For instance, you may want to go overboard with your 4 year old’s crayon masterpiece. But you wouldn’t do the same thing with your 12 year old.
2 Motivating Words Tips
Here are 2 simple tips that will help you stay consistent with giving encouraging words to your children that we call the Checklist To Blast-Off.
We are making this very easy for you because there are only 2 items on your checklist before lift off. Here’s the first item to ask yourself:
1) Have I made my child feel POSITIVE ABOUT THEMSELVES in my dealings with them today? It is both vital and entirely possible for you to correct your child but use encouraging words.
You will know that you were successful if your child can give you a genuine smile after you are finished. Motivating words added to discipline will work miracles.
2) Did my child give 1 encouraging word to someone else today? If you have done a decent job of encouraging your child during the day, it should be easy for them to copy this same behavior with someone else.
It is important that they are both the receiver and giver of motivating words. Make it a habit of asking them how they did this each day.
Put these 2 tips into use as soon as possible to maximize your efforts as a parent.
Michael and Charleen
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