I went home with a new outlook- I've always thought Praise was important, but I never thought about the damage the lack of praise could have on a person.
It's important to praise your children, even for the little things. Because to them, those little things are big things.
We need to not only praise our kids, but teach them praise as well. Praise for their siblings, their teachers, their peers. Mrs.Smith, you know just the way to explain math in a way I can easily understand. Thank you.
Baby Cakes, have I told you lately how much I love that you finish your breakfast? You eat every thing on your plate and give me a giant "Thank You Mama" smile afterwards. It melts me.
I love how determined you are to help Mommy out around the house. You know how to fold laundry like a pro, and organize the dishwasher just right.
And in the bath? You're so good at washing your face and helping Mommy rub the soap into your hair.
You're an amazing artist.
You're a fantastic dancer.
You're the worlds best story teller.
You're my favorite cuddle buddy.
You're a pro at helping mommy put toys back in the basket.
Your hugs and kisses are top notch.
You're simply outstanding.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.