This is a
continuation of the "Rules of Thumb" series from the Child-Parent
Relationship Therapy curriculum, which is the core training used in
my In-Home Play Therapy program. "Encourage the effort rather than
praise the product". Encouragement is probably the most important
tool in your parenting toolbox even though you probably don't use
it! In this episode I talk about the difference between praise vs.
encouragement, the difference between outcome vs effort, and
internal vs. external motivation. Learning to encourage instead of
praise is instrumental in raising self-motivated, and
self-empowered children that have high self-esteem.
About the Podcast
The path to calm, confident, and in-control parenting starts now. The Play Therapy Parenting Podcast is hosted by Dr. Brenna Hicks, The Kid Counselor®. All content, no fluff.