I do a variety of activities in my workshops that involve pointing out the goodness in those we love. The girls and moms love those activities. Why? People like being appreciated. And we like building upon goodness. When we point it out, it grows. Goodness begets more goodness. Focusing on the positive allows the goodness in your kids to flow. Focusing on the negative causes people to shut down. Which do you want?
We can help our kids grow by pointing out where they already shine. Try it today and see what happens. The technique works with our pets too - how does your dog or your cat respond when you praise him? People are like that too. They stand up taller (the guys may even puff out their chests), smile, and become more generous when we point out their goodness. One of my favorite quotes is one by Henri Nouwen, "Where we keep claiming the light, we will find ourselves becoming more and more radiant." Create more radiance in your family today.