As Jessica & I reviewed this past Sunday we were reminded of the real win when correcting a child’s attitude or behavior: it’s that moment when, after the child’s made the wise choice, we as leaders tell them, “Great job! I’m proud of you!” It’s important during correction to get down to their level and speak firmly with eye contact, but it’s just as important to offer praise for change. Attention is a reinforcement. Kids will get it any way they can. Our hope is that kids get face-time and words for their wise choices just as much or more than for their corrections.
Our appreciation and support to all of you volunteers and parents who do just that!