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What do children learn from positive attention?

Positive attention is necessary for children in order for them to feel like valued, capable and important people.Parents play a large role in helping their children develop a positive self-image. It is through these positive messages that a healthy self-image is developed. It is how they learn to see themselves in their formative years that will shape how they view themselves in later life.
If your child is good at something or performs a task well, you should endeavour to tell him. If it is simply just setting the table, make sure you say, ‘You did a great job’.
It’s important that your child knows they are capable of performing tasks and  understands that they have strengths just like everybody else.

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You mightn’t be aware of it but from the moment your child is born, he is paying attention to what you do and say.
Positive attention, reactions and responses from parents and other important grown-ups help children build a picture of how valued they are.
There are always opportunities to give your child positive attention in your everyday interactions together.
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