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Support and praise your little one!

under 9 months

No matter how old your children are, your praise and encouragement will help them feel good about themselves. This boosts their self-esteem and confidence. 
Praise is when you tell your child what you like about them or their behaviour. It goes a long way towards helping your child feel good about themselves.
Descriptive praise is when you tell your child exactly what it is that you like. For example, ‘I love the way you shared your Lego with your brother just now’. Descriptive praise is best for boosting self-esteem and building good behaviour – when children get praise for behaving well, they’re likely to want to keep behaving well. 
You can praise children of different ages for different things. You might praise a younger child for leaving the park when asked, or for having a go at tying their own shoelaces.
You can use praise as a tool to help change difficult behaviour and replace it with desirable behaviour.
The first step is watching for times when your child behaves the way you want. When you see the desirable behaviour, or another behaviour you like, immediately get your child’s attention.
Then tell your child exactly what you liked about the behaviour. You can praise effort as well as achievement – for example, ‘It’s great how you used words to ask for that toy’. You could even look for ways to reward the desirable behaviour – for example, give your child a high five or special cuddle. At the beginning, you can praise every time you see the behaviour. When your child starts doing the behaviour more often, you can praise it less. 
Make photo of your happy baby making something you are praising him for and upload to the App. Describe the situation briefly.

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