Children love to be praised.
“Oh, Kalen, you cleaned up so well. Thank you.”
“Madelyn, the tofu and mushrooms you just cooked are amazing. You are such a good cook.”
“Julian, you are an amazing reader. You are incredible!”
“Brayden, it was such a long first full day of kindergarten. You are so brave. You did so well, and I am so proud of you!”
Their faces light up with praise.
Their demeanor changes.
They feel loved and it shows.