9 unique ways to praise your kids

Process praise over person praise: We use person praise when we say things like “good girl,” “large lad,” or “you’re very brilliant.”
Person praise, as opposed to process praise, assigns a youngster a specific label.

1. Inculcate a growth mindset

People who have a “growth mindset” think that basic skills, such as intelligence or talent, can be developed through commitment, effort, and hard work.

2. Praise for academic success

“Well done,” “Good job,” or “You’re very smart” are frequently used as positive affirmations for activities well done, whether they be in academic success or athletic accomplishments.

3. Be sincere with your praise

Sometimes we purposefully praise our kids to make them feel good, inspire them, support a particular activity, or shield them from damaged feelings. Children won’t feel very encouraged, though, if encouraging comments are not seen as true and honest.

4. Make them a problem solver

5. Praise for being kind

Tell your kids how wonderful and generous they are! Say, “You are kind to give up your cookie” instead of “you’re an angel for giving a cookie away.

6. Do not manipulate

Saying, “You did a great job. The following time, you’ll definitely perform well,” sounds like a manipulation. “I really like the answer you came up with,” sounds like spontaneous praise.

7. Come up with details in praising them

Do not use general phrases like, “What a fantastic picture!” Try saying, “I enjoy the variety of colours you’ve used in this drawing.” It will have a larger impact.

8. ​Increase their confidence

Instead of saying, “You are such a master at solving puzzles!”, say “ You are good at trying different ways to solve a tough puzzle.” This will instantly bolster motivation and resilience in the child.