Most times when we talk about encouragement as adults, we are quick to link it only to adults but actually, your kids need it more. Your kids in this context are not only those whom you gave birth to naturally but every little kid around you. When encouraged, lots of kids do extra-ordinary things when they know that they are valued and well appreciated.
As a parent or guardian, you need to be up and doing when it comes to fueling your kid’s confidence per day. Lack of self confidence is one of the reasons why some kids don’t do well in their academics. Generally, they will be slow to taking actions in a very courageous manner. They may end up becoming adult who do not have any iota of self confidence.
A SHORT OF MY ENCOUNTER WITH AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL
I was privileged to have an 11 year old student share her pains with me as regards less encouragement and attention from her dad. She said after using empty cartons to make some toy cars and more, her dad would act as though she did not do her best in her craft work. While saying this, she broke down in tears expressing that it hurts her so deep. I encouraged her and assured her that her dad is a good dad who cares about her and would never want to hurt her feelings. She was lightened up after much talk and went away happy.
From my above story, you could see that lack of encouragement hurts kids just the way it does to adults as well. She needed it to keep being smart and innovative but never got it from the one whom she thought would be her first audience and fan as well. How much of attention do you pay to your kids?
It is important for parents to learn how to encourage and motivate their kids always to keep them actively intelligent. Encouragement is a serious boost to the talents inherent in young children. This is a factor to them finding their place in life very early.
Here are some reasons why you need to encourage your kids daily:
1.It will help your kids develop fast in skills
When a little kid is encouraged, such a child stands bold to keep on trying that which you encouraged him/her about. The encouragement here serves as a reinforcement to the foundation of the child’s natural talent. Taking this serious will serve as a pillar to your kids.
2. It builds their confidence
There is something about confidence that makes it easy for one to be able to give a shot at plenty kinds of ideas that comes to one’s mind. Confidence is good for your kids as it will aid them not to look down on themselves at any point in time.
3. It makes your kids creative
Creativity needs some little push of encouragement. Kids are not adults and should not be expected to be able to encourage themselves from the inside. They need it from the ones whom they love (You and others around them). This makes them feel that their minds can give rise to many good ideas.
Hence, they will become creative with things they know at very young age. Men and women who shook the world from young ages did so because along the lane of life and time, they got encouraged by someone who believed in them.
4. It makes them self-sufficient
Being self sufficient is a virtue that can be developed when there is a good amount of encouragement invested in a child. He/she grows up to become self sufficient for different assignments in life. Can you imagine ignoring your kids all day and not care about what they are up to in terms of education, intellect, skills and more and then they end up as nobodies of the society?
As a parent or guardian, it is very important that you take serious the art of encouraging your kids. They need all that can be given to them for a better future.
5. It can help them stay focused to achieve their dreams
Encouragement may seem so simple an art but it is a fuel that run some life engines for decades. It can help your kids stay focused on what they aspire to become in the nearest future. This kind of focus is fierce because it keeps them conscious of where they are coming from and where they are going to as well. Starting today to keep your kids encouraged is never too late an art of parenting to embark on.
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