Praise vs Encouragement - FREE Download
The difference between Praise and Encouragement and why it's so important!
Praise vs Encouragment
I love the fact that as parents, we are always given new opportunities to support the healthy development of our children's personalities. Here is an easy tweak you can make in how you speak to your children, that will help them develop more resilience and a higher self-esteem. The use of encouragement is directly linked to developing a Growth Mindset, which is the belief that anyone can learn and improve and this helps to shape children's behaviours and mindsets to learn to problem solve and overcome obstacles.
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I grew up in South Africa and now live in the UK. I have taught children of all ages and over the last two decades I have also taught children with behavioural and emotional needs. I have always been very interested in behaviour and the supporting neuro-science and psychology.
Through my studies and management roles in these areas, I have learnt that by being proactive and equipping children, there is less need for reacting to unwanted behaviours. More importantly, I have learnt that children want to do well, and just like any other skill, children can develop their emotional intelligence if given the support to do so.
Just as my two children are growing, a deep necessity is growing in me, to not just be a good parent, but to make sure that I'm equipping them to the best of my ability. My hope is for them to become adults who will impact positively on their world. I continue to learn every day!
BSC (Hon), PGCE, UCert ASD, CPDPE, Relax Kids Coach and Certified MHFA