When we are providing day care for children from Cannington and other Perth suburbs, one of the things we insist upon from all of our employees is a positive attitude. Just as we believe in the growing mountain of evidence that children learn better through play, we also believe that positive attention produces more positive results than negativity does.
Even as an adult, stop and think. Are you more likely to be positively affected by someone who is positive to you or negative to you?
What is Positive Attention for a Child?
Giving positive attention to a child is just as it sounds: smiling at your child, making eye contact with love in your eyes, loving facial expressions, caring about your child, being physically gentle to your child. You should be there for your child and show interest in their accomplishments, problems, interests and achievements. Use encouragement on your child and celebrate them.
Nearly every minute of every day you are with your child is a chance to show positive attention.
What Positive Attention Teaches Children
From the very beginning in the cradle, it is crucial for children to experience relationships and events that show them they are loved, capable human beings who have intrinsic value and bring pleasure to other people. Positive responses, actions and attention from adults who are important in their lives tell children they are valuable and worthy of a good life.
Positive, loving messages from parents and other important people in their lives are the building blocks of a healthy self-image in children. This is important for children because it determines how well they are going to get on later in life. People with positive self-images are almost always more successful in life than those with unhealthy self-images.
How We Promote a Healthy Self-Image at Cuddles Childcare Centres in Perth
We always keep our instructions and feedback to the children as positive as possible. We know every child is precious and valuable, so we treat them like what they are: precious and valuable. To learn more, call your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre.