Do we encourage our children in their own way?
There is an essential difference between encouragement and praise, which is largely reflected in the personality of our children.
Praise is always non-specific and not useful to the child, but encouragement is to focus on a specific skill, characteristic, or behavior on the part of the child that he does best, or initiates it or completes it perfectly so that I make it clear to him that he did well in a situation, thank him for his behavior and try to I offer him guidance to continue this behavior or ideas for self-improvement.
Encouragement has a magical role in education, that I pick the advantages and see the good behavior of my children and praise them so I always promote the right behaviors, instead of following the bad ones.
Encouragement differs from praise in that it is the behavior that the child needs on our part. We encourage children in their own way and based on their own behavior, not idealizing unrealistic qualities such as praise.
Praise: I would say to my daughter, “You are the most beautiful girl in the world,” although the reality is that all girls are beautiful. No one is described as the most beautiful person in the world.
Encouragement: To say to my daughter (You did a very beautiful hairstyle today…we can watch hairstyling videos as long as you are interested).
Encouragement always teaches a skill, refines a good quality, improves the child’s performance, and pushes him for the better.
No one will be able to play the role of encouragement in the child’s life as it should, except for the parents; Because they are the closest people to him whom he knows and trusts.
As soon as my child realizes that he is important and can do beautiful and meaningful things, it will dispense with any praise and make him raised as a good character.
Thank you for following up here, this was our last post in the #instinctive_parenting series, we hope that we have served you a hearty meal in terms of benefit and a simple one in terms of the method of conveying the meaning.
may you always be the first supporter of your children’s life!