Tuesday Toddler Tales
Because of something I read awhile back, about kid's self-esteem later on in life when they are told as kids; "you are so smart!", David and I have avoided that statement almost entirely and instead we say; "good job".Emily has definitely picked up on this praise and tends to praise herself and US whenever she accomplishes something, like a puzzle, eating all her lunch, climbing to the top of the jungle gym and sliding down by herself, etc., etc. It's really cute when she praises us and claps her hands, she is so excited for us in whatever we are doing.
Yesterday, after using the bathroom, I flushed the toilet and Emily came running in, claping, saying; "good job, mama". haha