Celebrating your child’s success



Celebrating your child’s successes, especially the small, everyday achievements, can go a long way to encouraging confidence and motivating your child.

Obviously the big achievements deserve a special mention, but it’s the smaller, day-to-day successes that can often get over-looked.


Every child is unique

Children are as different and varied as they come, but there are a few stand-out day-to-day successes that could be considered noteworthy. For example:

  • Your child has received high marks for a test or exam.
  • They have made extra effort around the house or with their homework without being asked.
  • Your child has been kind to someone.
  • They have shown exceptional leadership or taken ownership of something.
  • They have participated in a school or family event.

These are just a few general examples; you may notice other small successes more personal to your child which can be celebrated.


Celebrating a success

Here are a few ideas of how you can support your child by showing recognition of their achievements:

  • Praise them from an early age with charts and rewards.
  • Reward stickers work really well for younger kids.
  • Taking them out for a day trip, for example to their favourite restaurant or park.
  • Consider printing home-made certificates.
  • Every time they achieve something, take photos and add them into a scrapbook or place them around the house.
  • Trophies, awards, medals and certificates can also be placed in prominent areas around the house or in your child’s bedroom.

There are many different ways to show affirmation, encouragement and help build motivation in your child. The more you look for them, the more you can recognise and celebrate them.


Written by Lauren Espach
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