Do We Praise Our Children… Too Much?

 

Trophies for everyone!

Participation ribbons for all!!

Saying “that looks awesome” about a scribble picture!!!

Affirmation (aka… praise) plays an important roll in the process of a human developing a healthy, well grounded sense of self.

But…

  • What is the line between a healthy amount and an unhealthy amount of affirmation?
  • When is it warranted and not warranted?
  • When does affirmation become just something we say and not something that’s true… that we mean?
  • Will this harm our children when they enter a world that is not affirming? (especially if you have not earned it)

This week I was hit… straight in the face… with these life changing questions…

Oh my gosh y’all…

I’VE BECOME A MAMA WHO PRAISES EVERYTHING!!

Case in point…

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So… when do you know the praise in your home has gotten out of hand?

When you find yourself praising your children for their long,

healthy,

naturally occurring,

poop!

For what normal, everyday, natural act has your child received praise?

 

It’s Been a “wake up call” Pleasure,

Your Moderate Mama

 

 

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