2. Even when They Don’t Make a Big Deal, You Should

It seems the rule of thumb these days is for children to try to be unimpressed…with everything. This is just for show. Deep down, kids love to know they are noticed and appreciated.

So when you get the note that your child has reached the final of the school spelling bee, or that she received a B in the class she struggled to get a C in last semester, throw a parade! When he cleans his room without being asked, greet your industrious little one with two open arms, and a big “I’m so proud of you!”

Not Better than, but the Best You Can Be
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