“Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.” – C S Lewis
Every parent praises her child with a good intention to boost the child’s confidence. What happens if the praise goes overboard? If you're constantly praising your child, he'll develop an unrealistic estimate of his abilities and an ego that might make him insensitive to other people's feelings.
Teaching humility to your child will help him get a realistic picture about himself and stay grounded, thus making him a better and happier person.
"Kids who are accurate judges of their talents are better at overcoming the obstacles they'll face in school and later on in life," says Robin Goodman, PhD, a clinical psychologist in New York to Parents magazine.
How to praise your child’s actions the right way? Focus on her effort instead of the result. Be specific in your comments, such as, "You didn't give up even when your team had a rough day," so that your child understands exactly what it is that she did well.
How to deal with the bragging by children of different age groups? How to ensure that they are sensitive to others feelings?
This ClipBook aims to give you a good understanding of why humility is an important virtue and the ways to develop it in your children. For practical tips, humility hints and praise makeovers, just dive in!
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