Words amplify. Magnify your teen’s strengths, not their weaknesses.
Compliment your kids generously and often; model kindness in your family.
- Compliment your teens efforts ie. hard work, courage, follow-through.
- Make a special effort to compliment your teen’s kindness and compassion towards others– especially siblings.
- Start family meetings with compliments; compliment each family member at dinner.
- Do compliment innate qualities– intelligence, beauty, etc.– but compliment actions and effort more.