by Katie Brazerol
Young children need plenty of encouragement when learning new tasks and practicing social roles. It can be difficult to constantly come up with unique words of praise, so we’ve created this list of phrases to use in addition to the words “Good job!”
by Kelley Jilek
“I want to do it!” How often have you heard your child utter this phrase? It’s a true sign of a child trying to establish a new level of independence.
Independence is defined as “not requiring or relying on others for care or support.” Of course, children cannot be expected to become totally independent until they’re grown. However, they do establish a higher level of independence with each stage of development.