One of the most effective ways of improving behaviour is through warmth and well-measured praise. This can be as simple as smiling or giving a thumbs-up sign to show approval.
Praising children’s behaviour makes them feel safe and secure.
Praising children the right way can improve self-esteem, increase motivation and enhance perseverance.
Well measured and regular praise improves children’s behaviour and can reduce levels of hyper activity and inattention.
A positive parenting style using praise improves psychological and cognitive development in children. Neuroimaging studies show that a positive parenting style influences brain structure in children.
Studies show that children develop higher self esteem when their parents treat them warmly, but over exaggerating or inflating praise can lower their self esteem.
The most effective praise is straightforward, specific and focused on effort, not ability or looks.
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