I will have a good read through this in a bit, but before I forget it I just wanted to say that on the perspective that I was praised as a child - With a lot of how we 'parent' our child, I find that there is the 'now and here' way of doing things that only benefi for now and here and the 'forever' way that not only affect now but benefit and individual throughout their lives...the 'forever' way is not always easy but I feel the best way to do things.... So in saying that, back to being praised as a child... I was praised as a child. Adults dont really get praise though. So I find now that I do suffer quite a bit of manic depression and I realised a while ago that its because I am not getting praised ... That sounds odd but its like...I expect it now and feel I didnt do well enough when someone doesnt praise me...but as I said...you never hear adults praising the other! lol If that makes any sense! Which is why I think the 'no praise' things sounds like its not fun or gives a cheery important atmosphere to your child - but I think it does and can pay off in the future as well!
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10/24/07 at 12:31pm