Angela, Destiny, Virginia
- Express confidence in a child abilities.
- Offer child choose when ever possible.
- show respect like going alone with child decision.
- show your respect by saying your reason.
Give Praise and Encouragement
- Try to catch the child doing something right, and than praise the action or accomplishment.
- Be specific, such as I really appreciate it when you help clear the table after dinner.
- Children might not know what you are referring to when you use general comments such as Good job.
- Select activities that are challenging but not overwhelming.
- Be sure that the child has the ability to perform a given tasks to help avoid frustration and failure.
- Be sure not to plan too many activities though.
- Children need downtime to relax and play.
- Give boys and girls opportunities to develop a wide range of skills.
- This can include skills such as making breakfast or learning how to drive screws or pound nails.