Praise

"Because for some reason women are required to be beautiful, but also oblivious to it."
1. Grades are only one measure of school work. A more effective measure is the effort and persistence that goes into the
9. Take time out of every day for some down time. It is essential to include, especially in a rushed schedule, some time
Does your child say they are bored when they are left alone to play? Certainly, kids need to learn to play with other kids to learn social skills, sharing, and the pleasure of being with other children. But there are huge gains for a child learning to be happy by entertaining themselves such as becoming independent learners and creators and feeling self-sufficient.
Receiving praise makes it challenging to understand your own emotions. After being praised, you feel emotion. But, how do
Despite all of the noise going on before the Democratic and Republican conventions, if we listen inside and search for the good thoughts of your particular choice candidate who speaks to your heart, we'll all find the way to the right choice for president. That inner guidance will show the way.
It's also wise to avoid predicting what they might ultimately achieve. No matter how caring and supportive parents mean to
Attention is only too much attention when it's the wrong kind or giving in to the child's detriment. Let's focus on what
Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.
Do you get advice that doesn't feel right to you, even when going against it feels counterintuitive because you've heard it so often?
When we tell kids or sing songs about being naughty or nice we give kids the impression that they are either-or when it's
The truth is, we don't really take criticism well. Usually when someone gives us a critique, even if we know it to be true, we tend to meet that critique with anger or fear. We not only don't like hearing criticism; it has a profound effect on our psyche.
You can't hand children self esteem by telling them they're great. When you tell them they're brilliant or talented, it stunts them. They worry about doing something difficult that might expose them as not brilliant.
How can you practice seeing more of the positive qualities in others and live out loud by sharing authentically with them? I encourage you to join us in "living out loud" by going out of your way to share five simple positive truths each day.
Parents who reward effort, not grades, in my experience, seem to trust their kids more and treat them with more respect. This, in turn, leads to parents and kids enjoying learning as part of their family's values.
We became instant friends because we had so much in common: we both love God and Jesus Christ, work in film and television, he's also an author, love music -- he performs and I listen, and we both recently converted to Christian Orthodoxy and love Church.
Sunny Summer is past. The upcoming holidays are times of great loving and loneliness and we often don't know who is experiencing which. For many it is a bit of both. For us all this can be a prime time for kindness, sometimes simply by sharing what we have.
The best way to get what you want in your life is to give that very thing to others. If you want more love, give more love; if you want more friendship, give more friendship; and yes, if you want more praise, give more praise.
It might sound like a lot of work to just give a compliment, and yet if we are coming from a place where we want more meaningful connections with people we might have to challenge some or our "givens" -- this might include complimenting in a completely novel way.