Today I wanted to share some positive parenting techniques to help your celebrate your children’s success every step of the day, but before that, I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the following quote:
“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” -Jane D. Hull.
When using positive parenting techniques, celebrating your child’s success, whether small or a milestone, is an important responsibility of parents. It ensures that you are well versed in your child’s life and provide the necessary support for their growth. As for your child, your support will encourage them to perform even better, aim for higher goals and become a better version of themselves.
Despite that, even parents already accustomed to using positive parenting techniques often fall short of ideas to celebrate their beloved child’s accomplishments. If you are also struggling with the same, continue reading this article. Below are some simple yet effective ways to acknowledge your kid’s efforts at every step.
Create Reward System
You can create a reward system including some small and big things your kids like to encourage and praise them. For instance, increased screen-time, extra game hours, relieving from house chores for a certain time and buying their favorite gadget, clothes, or shoes. These rewards basically include almost everything that your kid desires. You can even create a jar filled with slips of different prizes and conduct a lucky draw to appreciate their efforts. This simple method will ensure that your kids continue to make consistent efforts.
Flaunt Their Achievements
Believe it or not, when you are happy because of your kids, it provides them peace and boosts their confidence. The little you can do to reciprocate these feelings is to flaunt their achievements. For instance, you can create an achievement wall or shelf including all their certificates, diplomas, and degrees. Make sure to get a pretty yet durable diploma holder for their certificates to protect the documents from getting damaged or lost. Displaying your child’s accomplishments to your family, friends, and guests will make you proud and give them the push they need to continue making efforts.
Use Physical And Verbal Gestures
Sometimes, regular physical and verbal gestures can help build a strong connection with your child. Simple words such as “you did an amazing job,” “I’m so proud of you,” and “Look at how much you’ve progressed! That must have taken a lot of work.” can do wonders in encouraging your kids and boost their self-esteem. If you fall short on words, you can simply spoil your beloved kid with lots of hugs and kisses or visit them on special days, such as graduation, with a flower bouquet and chocolates.
Go Out For Family Dinner
Last but most importantly, you can plan a family dinner at your kid’s favorite restaurant. You can also plan a family picnic, prepare their favorite dishes, and spend a quality and memorable time with your child. Show them how much you love them and how happy you are to be able to support their dreams and success.
A Word From Verywell
Remember that when you support, recognize and celebrate even the smallest victories of your beloved kid, it motivates them to do their best. Obviously, there will be times when their performance might not provide desirable results. But in the spirit of subscribing to positive parenting techniques, even on such occasions, you must stay by your kids’ side and use any of the above means for a confidence boost.