Lesson 32 - Celebrate All Successes

Be The Dad You Wish You Had - Ryan Roy

The video below is NOT a word for word reading of the book. It is the author giving a different perspective on the text to help YOU get a deeper understanding of the material

Celebrate All Successes….Big and Small. Encourage them.

The previous lesson leads right into celebrating all successes. Attempting to walk for the first time is a success. When our baby stood for the first time under his own strength we celebrated it. We made a big deal out of it. When our son took his first step, it was celebrated. When he first fell, we laughed and picked him up and congratulated him for the success he had, we did not focus on the fall. We celebrated it all.

When a child says the word burger and it sounds like booger we should celebrate it, not correct them. Celebrate for the attempt to say it correctly just as you celebrate for the attempt to walk.

Try to remember to focus on all of the successes. When a child colors for the first time and they color outside of the lines or they color the sun purple, encourage them for being different. Let them know it looks amazing. Let them know coloring is a fun experience and mom and dad are going to support whatever it is that they do.

With time and repetition the sun will become yellow. With time and repetition they will no longer color outside of the lines. With time and practice they will no longer be coloring in a circular motion, but all shading in the same direction and consistency.

With practice, they will come to draw their own sun, in their own pictures. Who knows, they may be an illustrator of coloring books one day, but only if it has been a fun experience. So, always encourage whatever they are doing even though it may not be perfect. All you are really doing is encouraging them to do something that will turn into amazing things.

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