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Parenting Skills ~ How Affirmations Increase Creativity in Kids

 

"Building Character Starts with Getting Your Kids To Talk."

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

Do you like hearing, "You're an interesting person?" Do you go inside yourself, smile, and wonder what the person meant? Wouldn't you like to know? This parenting tip will show you how to make your child smile, know what you meant, and increase her creativity too.

Parenting Tip for Making Your Affirmation Specific:

Let's say your child just told you a story she created. Here are 3 separate ways you could compliment her:

  1. You are an interesting person because you have a lively imagination.
  2. You are an interesting person because you're a good story teller.
  3. You are an interesting person because your face is so expressive when you tell stories.

Specific praise increases the chances that your child will:

  1. Increase her desire to tell more stories.
  2. Increase her lively imagination.
  3. Increase her creativity while telling stories.
  4. Increase her facial expressions too.

Being a good story teller will definitely attract friends to her. She'll earn good creative writing grades. Because of your specific praise, she could achieve many future rewards. The next time your child does something well, be sure to give her a specific compliment. Pay attention to the results. You'll be glad you did.

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Character Building ~ 3 Parenting Tips about Chores for Kids

"Building Character Starts with Getting Your Kids To Talk."

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

Do your children skip out on their chores? Have you ever put folded laundry in your child's room, and found his unmade bed? If so, were you disappointed or mad? Inside you'll find parenting tips for teaching your child to work before play.

Parenting Tips for Getting Your Kids to Do Their Chores:

  • Talk to your child about how you felt when you found his unmade bed.
  • Tell him that you want him to report to you when he finishes his chores.
  • Go with him to inspect his work. Don't be surprised if he doesn't like the idea. It doesn't matter. You are the parent.

If your child continues to run out to play before doing his chores, tell him you will take away his playtime for two days. He won't like that either. It still doesn't matter. Remember you are the parent.

Your next task is to follow through, check his work, and take away his playtime if necessary.

One more thing, compliment him on what he did well. After all you want him to take pride in his work.

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Building Character ~ Parenting Tips for Building Honesty in Kids

"Building Character Starts with Getting Your Kids To Talk."

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

Does your child give good moral advice to her friends? Does she follow it herself? Inside you'll find a parenting tip to help your child build character with honest advice.

Parenting Tip for Building an Honest Character:

Internalizing good advice means taking to heart the good advice your child gives to others. This includes following that advice when she needs it herself. This is the inner honesty your child needs for building a solid character. Consider discussing this moral dilemma with your child

"Pretend your friend's mom told her to do homework instead of going to your house. You heard your friend scream at her mother yelling, 'You can't tell me what to do! I hate you!' They had a big fight."

5 Parenting Questions to Build Your Child's Honesty:

  1. How would you feel about your friend for screaming at her mother?
  2. What good advice would you like to give her?
  3. How would you tell her?
  4. If your mom told you to stay home and do your homework, how would you like to react?
  5. Have you ever followed your own good advice even when you didn't feel like it? If so, when?

Discussing the advice your child would give to others is important for reflecting on that same advice when she needs it. Asking her if she would follow it develops her reasoning powers. It prepares her for handling future conflicts. It builds her inner honesty too.

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Parenting Skills Blog ~ Parenting Tips for Building a Conscience in Kids

"Building Character Starts with Getting Your Kids To Talk."

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

Do you wonder if your child is developing a conscience? Would you like some parenting advice? Inside you'll find a tip to help your child build character through self-reflection.

Parenting Tips for Building a Conscience through Self-Reflection:

Children with solid characters develop healthy consciences. That means helping them pay attention to that inner voice or feeling when they make moral decisions. Consider discussing and role-playing this dilemma.

"Pretend that you've been lying to get out of trouble. Your parents found out you were late because you played video games at your friend's house. You told them the coach helped you with your dribbling after basketball practice. Your parents are starting to distrust you."

5 Parenting Questions to Ask Your Kids:

  1. Will you keep telling lies? Why or why not?
  2. Have you ever told lies to get out of trouble?
  3. If so, how did you feel about yourself?
  4. Even if you get in trouble, how could telling the truth make you feel good?
  5. You have an inner voice and feeling inside you. They nudge you to do the right thing. What can you do to pay attention to that inner voice or feeling?

Teaching your child to self-reflect by paying attention to that inner voice, helps your child build a healthy conscience. Use dilemma discussions. Role-play both the wrong thing and right thing to do. This will help your child self-reflect and become a person of character.

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Jean

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