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Children feel good about themselves when they receive praise. It also motivates them more. Kids perform better when they know that you see and appreciate their efforts.
Recognize your children's hard work whether it's big or small. Don't forget to smile when you give praise, too, because kids can feel if a verbal praise is genuine.
Here are the 10 effective verbal praises that work best with my students and children:
Thank you for setting up the table, you're such a good helper.
You did it independently, I'm proud of you.
You noticed it, that's a wonderful observation.
You've truly outdone yourself today. You're such a hard worker.
I appreciate how you clean up your things, well done!
I love how you try best.
Excellent work! Big hugs.
Wow! Your creativity is improving well.
Thank you for having the initiative.
I am so impressed with your efforts in class today.
I have been using these verbal praises in my teaching practice for more than a decade now. I have raised my kids hearing these praises, too.
The results are long-lasting and it will also help you build a good relationship with your kids. I have noticed that praising my children's positive behavior fueled their self-esteem and motivated them to engage more.
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Try these effective verbal praises and you might just be surprised with the outcome—especially now that we are helping our children continue their studies at home.
I believe in you, so please believe in yourself too. We can do this, Ma!
This article originally appeared on the blog www.zsamazinglife.com. Some edits were made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.
Zsa Zsa Aranas is the founder of the Zsamazing Life blog where she shares her journey about parenting, teaching styles, and self-love. She recently launched her first e-journal that empowers self-love and self-worth. She's a former preschool teacher and college instructor who explored mompreneurship, too. She's currently teaching English as a second language. Zsa Zsa enjoys baking and going on nature walks with her family during weekends.