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[Blog Post from the Past] Tips on Helping Kids Become *more* Thoughtful People

[Blog Post from the Past] Tips on Helping Kids Become *more* Thoughtful People

Welcome to Leonny's Our Everyday Things site! You're most welcome to add me on Facebook, Twitter AND subscribe to my RSS feed . Thanks for visiting! =) We all know how important and encouraging it is to utter positive words towards others. Especially towards little ones. Now the question is, HOW have we been uttering our ‘words of encouragement’? Like for example, when a two-year-old drinks without spilling, or a three-year-old brushes his own teeth, or when a five-year-old tidies up her toys after play … what do we say to them? Do we tend to say, “Good Job, Alex!” “Well done, Sarah!” “That’s great, Jack!” “SO good of you! Thanks!” … I don’t know about you, but I do have a tendency to respond in such ways. Immediate, positive and brief response. Recently though I thought about my parenting approaches to such situations, and I felt a slight change is needed. For the better....

Full article: http://www.oureverydaythings.com/2010/03/parenting-helpin...

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