Children long to please their parents. This is one of the ways they feel connected – attached to them.
When a parent affirms a child’s good behavior, the child is encouraged to repeat it.
If a parent ignores good behavior and only grants attention to their child when behavior is poor, the child will continue the poor behavior in order to receive the attention.
It is true – we become what others think we are. If we are told that we are dumb and stupid, the tendency is to grow up to be just that!
In childhood, what kind of messages did you receive about your worth and value?
What kind of messages do you give to children ?
Make the effort to affirm at least one child today. In so doing, you may help to sculpt a great leader for the future!