It is said that if a person hears 5 good things a day about themselves from people whose opinion means something to them, their self esteem and personal resilience will flourish. I can testify that this is a true principle . . . and that it is particularly effective with children that have special challenges and needs.
Moms and Dads, husbands and wives . . . everyone really . . . find love flourishes in such an environment. And why stop with only 5 a day?
Lisa Riska, Site Director
Below is a great illustration of the power of compliments. See how this marvelous teacher builds his students (and the whole class atmosphere) with the simple power of a compliment.
Try this in your families and use the Comment section below to share the results. Undoubtedly, many of you already build your family this way. Please consider contributing a Personal Essay about your experience with this principle.
A previously published Personal Essay also relates to this issue, especially as it pertains to special need families . . . Gifts and Challenges.