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Ways to Encourage Your Child on a Daily Basis

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If there is one thing a parent wants to do on a daily basis it is to encourage their child. It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of life and forget to lift our children up. Here are some ways you can encourage your child on a daily basis.

Ways to Encourage your Child on a Daily Basis

Talk with them one on one
No matter how busy your day is, find time to chat with your child one on one on a daily basis. Sneak off to the corner and have a chat with them to see how they are doing and how they’re feeling. They’ll feel on top of the world because you took the time to talk with them.

Praise what they have done
Sometimes as parents we get so caught up in what our children have done wrong that we forget to stop and see what they have done right. If you see your child has done something right, praise them for what they have done. Take the time to point out several things they have done right that day. This will encourage them in more ways than you can imagine.

Allow them to help you
Adults are always in a rush, but children like to take their sweet time. When you are busy with a project, pause and let them help you. It means the world to them when you slow down and let them into your world. This encourages your child and shows them that they mean enough to you to stop what you are doing and concentrate on them.

Let them show you something
It’s such a big deal to the child in your life when you let them show you something. Take the time to listen and allow them to unveil all of their knowledge to you. It’s truly amazing how much they will talk to you and tell you everything they know!

Let them try new things
A way to encourage your child is to give them confidence they need to succeed. By letting your child try new things, you are encouraging them to branch off into the world and become a better-rounded person.

Do something fun they want to do
When it’s time for some family time, ask them what they’d like to do! Let them tell you, take the lead and have fun with them! Sometimes all that children need is reassurance that how they feel and what they want to do matter and that things they want to do are important too! This helps with self esteem leading to better days and more confident kids!

Encouraging your child is something that every parent should do every single day. While it’s easy to tear a person down, it takes extra effort to build a person up. Hopefully these tips will help you find ways to encourage your child and build him or her up on a daily basis.

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I am a super lucky 30 year old mother of 6 (ages 2-12) living in Toronto, Canada. I love to blog, share experiences and bring awareness to causes, brands and products I feel strongly about. When I'm not blogging over at SixTimeMommy.com you can find me snapping photos on instagram, tweeting my life stories in 140 characters or less and/or hanging out with my kiddos, husband and zoo of fur babies!

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