Everyone knows that a little encouragement goes a long way. But a "little encouragement" really needs to be more than the same few phrases repeated over and over again. We all need to have more than the traditional "good," very good," and "fine" and this is especially true for children. Sincerity, creativity, and variety are powerful tools in building your child's self-esteem. Here are some possibilities:

(Adapted from the work of Edward S. Kubany) Reprinted with permission from page 21 of the Workbook: "Redirecting Children's Behavior," published by the International Network for Children and Families

Last updated 2 March1999

by Duen Hsi Yen

E-mail: yen@noogenesis.com

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