You might think it’s not a good idea to make a big deal of things if your kid wins a trophy or does something else well because you’re worried about inflating their ego. In fact, though, doing something might just help build up their self-confidence.
Whether they brought home a report card with good grades or their soccer team won a playoff, there are many things you can do to celebrate important achievements with your kid.
Reward Them With A Surprise
Is there a piece of clothing they’ve been wanting? Or maybe they’re still young enough to be excited about Santa, and there’s a particular toy that could show up this year? In either case, buying them something special you know they want is a great way to give them a surprise in recognition of what they’ve done.
Whip Up Their Favorite Dessert Or Meal
If your kid has particular favorites in these departments, making a scrumptious feast involving dishes they love is a great way to treat them for recent accomplishments when they get home after school.
For that matter, why cook? In many cases, it’s a lot easier and more fun to take your kid out to a restaurant that they love. Make the affair something for the whole family, although you could also ask if they have a friend that they might want to invite along.
Give Them A Memento
Many times, a memento or a trophy about their achievement works well. It could be a ‘congratulations teddy bear’ or maybe an engraved piece of jewelry. Be creative in coming up with something that you know they’ll cherish and adore.
A Day Out
Does your kid love movies? The zoo? A local entertainment and fun center? Book a date for them and their friends to go out and have fun to celebrate things.
An At-Home Award Ceremony
You know your kid better than anyone else, and sometimes, an award ceremony at home might just be the ticket. Can you make a homemade gold medal? You don’t have to get totally formal. They just need acknowledgment in front of the entire family, complete with applause and a round of ice cream.
Talking to your kid about their achievement can help them express how it feels win they work hard, get good grades, or win an award. Regardless of what their achievement might be, talking to them is a smart move. This can help them savor the moment and reflect back on their accomplishment.
Regardless of your kid’s age, it’s crucial that you help them in celebrating important milestones. Whether you choose to make a loved meal or throw an extravagant party, you need to always be there to acknowledge achievements, big and small, for your kids. As they grow up, this is going to help them have a sense of personal security and strength in their own capabilities so they are confident in both setting goals and then achieving them. These are skills that will help them create a successful, healthy, and productive life for themselves as adults so that they can be contributing members of society and pass on what they’ve learned to their own kids.