41. [Re-PLAY!] Yes, You Can: Encouragement vs. praise

Season #2

Today we’re bringing you an encore of Episode 22 of the podcast, where we talk about how leaning on encouragement rather than praise can greatly benefit your relationship with your child.


22. Yes, You Can: Encouragement vs. praise

Why do we at Sunflower Creative Arts emphasize giving encouragement rather than praise? What's so wrong about saying 'Good job' anyway?

In this episode, Susan tells a powerful story about the time she watched a child learn how to climb the tallest ladder on the playground, providing gentle encouragement from a distance over several weeks before the little girl succeeded. Lindsey shares about how she helped a child expand his tree-climbing skills in an unconventional way.

The Sunflower Bridge Podcast is kindly sponsored by Switzer Musical Productions.


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