Do you feel fulfilled when your children learn new things or when they behave well? In those moments it is easy to show them affection and say things that give them confidence in themselves.
Seeing our children begin to do what we expect of them is certainly a very rewarding part of being a parent. Children do a lot of good things every day. The problem is that as our little ones grow, we get used to all their progress, and we do not give important to the many things that they do daily as they should be. We usually reserve our wake up calls only for times when the child does something wrong. Focusing on paying more attention to all their daily achievements is a very important strategy for the child to encourage him or herself to do their best. The casual, but continuous recognition of the parents makes the child feel loved and motivated to continue listening to them and learning from them.
With love, Pepa