The majority of parents praise a child to encourage him/her to persevere to accomplish everything. Parents praise the child’s first smile, learning patty-cake, sitting up, scrawling and walking – then it is activities and school and the list goes on.
Unfortunately, with the intent to improve their child’s success rate, many parents begin criticizing in blatant and subtle ways and praise less. The criticism becomes the predominant message over praise and it becomes a tragedy for the child. Therefore, the child goes into adulthood criticizing him/herself more than praising and frequently does the same to others – family members, spouse, children, friends, employees, et al.
The power of praise is more exquisite than one might think on the surface. Praise has been used through all history and all traditions. Praise is a common method to employ all sorts of good.
In early history and tradition people took an offering – something of personal value – to the object of worship or religious veneration followed by praise. Prayers were answered not because of the sacrifice, but because of their belief. When we praise we move into an amplified feeling of gratitude and appreciation.
When we praise the energy of attraction grows stronger and draws to us, that which we desire. Therefore, when you praise a child or yourself you are attracting to your child or yourself what you desire.
The Universal Law of Attraction holds the truth that our thoughts, feelings, words and actions produce energies which, in turn, attract like energies. Negative energies attract negative energies and positive energies attract positive energies.
Pause now. Contemplate the praise you would like to hear from yourself and others. Then make a commitment to praise yourself and others. When you praise yourself and others, you become a role model. Enjoy the power of praise.