Life isn't all about disciplining your child all the time and holding back on the rewards when they are good. Find out how to reward your child with love and respect without spoiling them!
It is all too easy to think that bringing up your children has to be run with military precision with you as the general, and any discipline issues have to be dealt with a crushing fist of dominance just to keep your life on schedule!
With all the tactics deployed in the discipline department, you may find yourself overlooking the opportunity to reward your child when they voluntarily do something good.
Growing up is not easy for anyone, including kids. We have all been there and it’s tough, but have you ever taken the opportunity to reward your child for good behaviour without going over the top and having a fit of the guilties about spoiling them?
Rewarding your child with kind words
The most natural and best way of rewarding your child is by giving them encouragement, commitment and time.
Encourage them even when they do tasks such as getting their own breakfast prepared, putting on their clothes without a fuss and clearing up their toys.
Commit to them by overseeing and praising their efforts such as homework, and then rewarding them with whatever time you can give them.
Remember, children love to be praised and hearing that they’ve done something good from their parents is the best reward of all. It boosts their self-esteem and sense of responsibility.
Best of all, praising your child for a job well done doesn’t cost a cent!
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