The ADHD Smarter Parenting’s Podcast

Ep #104: Investing in your child and your relationship

October 7, 2020

As parents, we have limited time to invest in our children. We can, though, make our investment count--even with limited time. How? By focusing our energy and efforts on the areas that will create the most return by using Effective Praise.


Effective Praise helps you focus on what your children are doing well, no matter how small, and letting them know what you saw. 

Using the skill of Effective Praise builds your relationship in multiple ways. 

  1. It signals to your child that they matter. When children feel like they are valued, they are more likely to respond positively to correction.
  2. It focuses on the positive instead of the negative. Where we focus our energy is what will grow. The more positive interactions we have with our children now, the more positive interactions we will have with them in the future. 
  3. It helps your child understand what is expected of them. By pointing out the positive, you are encouraging them to repeat that behavior in the future.
  4. It strengthens your relationship. Your child will trust, respect, and love you because they will understand that you are there to help them grow and be successful and they will not want to disappoint you.

Effective Praise doesn’t require huge effort or time, but we promise the return will be incredible. 

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