What do you say to children instead of praise?

What do you say to children instead of praise?

Try these 10 motivating phrases to praise your child’s efforts and achievements:

  • Instead of: “Good job!”
  • Instead of: “You did it!”
  • Instead of: “You look so handsome/pretty!”
  • Instead of: “That’s a great drawing!”
  • Instead of: “Way to go, buddy!”
  • Instead of: “Smart girl!”
  • Instead of: “That was nice of you!”

What type of praise should be given to children?

Praise: what it is and how it works Praise is when you tell your child that you like what they’re doing or how they’re behaving – for example, ‘Great job, Riley’, ‘Well done, Jo’ or ‘That’s awesome, AB’. Praise nurtures your child’s confidence and sense of self.

How do you appreciate words for kids?

100 Ways to Praise Your Child

  • That’s Incredible!
  • How Extraordinary!
  • You’re Very Talented!
  • Outstanding Performance!
  • Far Out!
  • Great!
  • Very Brave!
  • Marvelous!

How do you compliment someone’s child?

If you catch a mom being great, let her know!

  1. “Your Kid Looks Happy”
  2. “I Admire How You Handled That”
  3. “You Know What’s Best Because You’re The Mom”
  4. “Thanks For Making The Time”
  5. “Your Kids Are Very Well-Behaved”
  6. “You Look Nice”
  7. “Your Child Contributes So Much To Class”
  8. “I Love Her Name!”

Why is praising children not good?

Praise Can Bring Down Performance Dweck found that children’s performance worsens if they always hear how smart they are. Kids who get too much praise are less likely to take risks, are highly sensitive to failure and are more likely to give up when faced with a challenge.

How do I stop praising my kids?

Stop praising your children altogether.

  1. Be descriptive and specific. For example, “Thank you for picking up your toys without waiting for me having to ask.”
  2. Limit general praise and focus on effort.
  3. Don’t be sarcastic.
  4. Learn when to praise.

How do you compliment a child drawing?

Kids Artwork: 4 ways to comment on it

  1. COMPLIMENTING: “That’s beautiful…” “That’s very good…” etc.
  2. VALUING: “I like that”.
  3. QUESTIONING: “What is that?” Many young children who are just making scribbles and free art cannot verbalize what they have made or are not even ready to make representational drawings.

What are the praising words?

Explore the Words

  • exceptional. surpassing what is common or usual or expected.
  • remarkable. unusual or striking.
  • extraordinary. highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable.
  • laud. praise, glorify, or honor.
  • delightful. greatly pleasing or entertaining.
  • pleasant. being in harmony with your taste or likings.
  • congenial.
  • enjoy.

Can you give a child too much praise?

And when parents do praise, they should be careful not to overdo it. Borba explains that, when the zealous praise becomes too common, it gets watered down and becomes meaningless for the kid. “Some parents are a little more cautious about when they praise,” says Borba.