How to Make a Kid-Sized Communication Sandwich
I recently read multiple articles which argue that praising kids too much may lead to narcissism.
Fortunately, I don’t think my kids have to worry about being narcissists. Unfortunately, however, it’s because overpraising them is not my problem.
Nope. Instead, I struggle with praising them as much as I should.
And this is why I’ve started making kid-sized communication sandwiches. I’ve come to realize that just as Ted and I serve each other communication sandwiches in our marriage, we can also serve them to our kids. It offers a great way to remember to feed our kids praise and affirm what they are doing well, as we also correct as needed.