According to the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, there are at least 50 ways to encourage a child. These are:

1. (Thumbs up)

2. You’re on the right track now.

3. You’ve worked so hard on that.

4. I heard you say how you feel, that’s great.

5. Oh, that turned out very well.

6. That’s coming along nicely.

7. I’m proud of the way you worked today.

8. You’ve just about got it.

9. That’s the best you’ve ever done.

10. You stayed so calm during that problem.

11. That’s it!

12. Now you’ve figured it out!

13. That’s quite an improvement.

14. I knew you could do it.

15. Congratulations!

16. I love hearing your words.

17. What a super star you are.

18. You solved the problem!

19. Keep working on it, you’re almost there!

20. Now you have it!

21. Your brain must be working hard, you figured that out quickly.

22. I’ll bet you are proud of yourself.

23. One more time and you’ll have it.

24. Great idea!

25. You’re amazing!

26. Terrific teamwork!

27. Nothing can stop you now.

28. You have such creative ideas.

29. That’s the way to do it.

30. Sensational!

31. You must have been practicing.

32. You handled that so well.

33. I like how you think.

34. Good remembering.

35. You know just what to do!

36. You are really persisting with this.

37. You expressed yourself so well.

38. You did it!

39. I knew you two could figure it out together.

40. Excellent job saying how you feel.

41. I know it’s hard, but you are almost there.

42. Fantastic problem solving!

43. I love hearing your ideas.

44. I know that was hard for you, but you stayed so calm.

45. Yes!

46. Look at how you helped each other!

47. You finished faster because you worked together.

48. You kept trying!

49. Excellent try.

50. You are a creative thinker.

Source of this list can be found at this link.


Appreciate and Encourage – Positivity Begins Here

Appreciate and Encourage - Positivity Begins Here
Picture made by Anoop in Ottapalam, Kerala, India

Appreciate and Encourage – Positivity Begins Here

Have you ever thought why do you feel low about yourself? Why have you failed? Why haven’t you thought to be positive?

Answers are here and they are quite simple.

The main reason behind this is that there is nobody to appreciate and encourage you. Appreciation and Encouragement are two big motivators that you desperately need. If there was someone to appreciate and encourage you in the first place, you wouldn’t have been feeling pessimistic about yourself.

Now that you have had a retrospection about yourself and your thoughts, try to empathize for other people who are struggling and working hard for their goals. Follow these golden rules to move forward with your life.

  1. Empathize – Just try to see yourself in other people’s shoes. You know how you feel when someone discourages you. To empathize on someone is the first step to motivate someone.
  2. Appreciate – When you see people doing some great work and striving hard for their goals, appreciate. It might sound to be a simple word but its outcomes are phenomenal. When you appreciate people, they feel more confident and happy about their work and about themselves. They will be more assured that someone is complimenting them with a positive word.
  3. Encourage – Give a positive pat on people’s shoulders when you see good work. Tell them that you must do this work consistently with full interest. When you encourage them more, they will have the heart to do their work with optimism.
  4. Help – When you see people struggling, lend them your hand and offer a help. Genuine people will remember you always for your help. When you are in need, these people will help you in return. But never expect anything in return while helping people.

 These positive words have enormous power in them. Use them in your daily life and see the effects in the people surrounding you.

– Anoop (http://peopleandhearts.com )

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