This is a daily update in a series of blog posts for the challange we recently took with my wife. Our goal is to make us think before praising our son, think if it’s reasonable or what impact it may have. How did we do on Day #12?
One thing I’ve noticed is I got used to replacing my “praises” with questions. Like instead of suggesting how great he should feel about something I would ask how is he feeling or If he’s feeling great. Yeah, he does not answer my questions so far but I think in general it’s a good practice and it’s really way better than forcing him to feel in a certain way. I can only help him understand how he should call what he feels, but does it really matter all that much? I guess not.
If that doesn’t make any sense, it’s probably because I was working late today. See the time of the post.