When your child does something kind, you don’t need to “reinforce it” or “praise it.” Research shows that “rewarding” kids for kindness can undermine that pure instinctual drive to do good.
💜 What you can do and should do is to help them reflect on it. Help your child develop a caring and kind identity by telling them they are a kind person. ✨Then ask them, how did it feel to do that kind thing you did? Help them to bask in that warm glow feeling.
Build up your child’s sense of self-worth by helping your kids think about how they feel when they do something kind. This will help to build an inner identity of kindness and compassion ☺️.
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