Stop Saying “Be Careful”, and Some Ideas of What to Say Instead

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“Be Careful: and “Pay Attention” are statements that become redundant statements akin to “good job” or “well done” as far as children are concerned. They need specifics, and more importantly, they need to learn how to make progress without outside judgement.

Try expressing yourself in these ways towards toward your children instead, and see how their confidence and independence grows as a result.

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