This made me ponder on the power of appreciation in our family lives and the way we praise and encourage our children. If you spend most of your time being positive yet finish your sentences with but you negate all the positive things youve already said to your kids and they will only remember the words after your but. Then you have the careless, the lazy, and the totally inept. With them you need to apply all your skills to deploy praise and criticism, the carrot and stick, as and when needed.
By a combination of praise, criticism, encouragement, and training many of these people can be turned around to do a good job. In a symbolic gesture of reconciliation, the State Duma announced on Thursday that it would run a competition for the best rap worship song with lyrics
on the subject of travel in Russia. The winner, according to lawmaker Mikhail Degtyarev, will win a trip around Russian cities. Every day. All day....... So I played board games with him in the afternoons. I remember he and I would always claim to be "Champion of the World" when one of us would win.
Of course, beating a 4 year old isn't exactly something to brag about on my resume, but nonetheless, I always made sure the title passed back and forth....sometimes. My son and I both fondly recall those days as very special times when we built a relationship. And the truth is....I had a hard time saying no to my son after all that relationship building. I knew my son wasn't hanging out with me just for what he could get me to buy him, but the relationship we built meant that when he did ask for something, my heart was more than willing to consider it.
What if I told you I'm going to show you how to use praise effectively? I hear some of you saying but I already use praise! Yes but read on and you will be pleased you did. First I'm going to explain why praise is one of the most effective tools in raising happy, well-balanced children. AND it's FREE! Divine Genetics; that is the Untold Story of Christ Jesus as well as the same old story we have been telling from the beginning. Now that it has been condensed into a Book form, it should be a lot more user friendly for you mortals.
That means; you don't have to stay mortal very much longer because you already have divine genetics and just don't know it yet... Have you ever spent time with one of your kids where all you did was just "hang out?" If you have grown kids, and you ask them what they remember most about their childhood, I would bet they recall a time where you spent an afternoon participating in some fun activity. As parents, it sometimes takes a while to discover that the thing our kids want most from us is our time.
But oh, time always seems to be the thing we find in short supply. I remember when my son was about 4 years old.