Take a little time each day to watch the way you talk to your kids.
*What do you say to them when they share a problem?
*How do you react when they tell you things?
*Look at the ways they are trying to solve their problems.
*Can you see the way they view the world? Take a peek at the world from their eyes.
Do you use statements such as:
*That was a very thoughtful way to handle that.
*Looks like you really spent some time thinking about that.
*What a great job you’ve done!
*How do you feel about your hard work?
Help a child look at their own process and feel encouraged about their actions.
Do take time to acknowledge your child’s strengths. Children are young for such a short time.
There are more ideas in Family Talk, How to Organize Family Meeting to Solve Problems and Strengthen Relationships by Christy Monson. Available on Amazon or at www.christymonson.com