If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.” –Haim G. Ginott
Haim G. Ginott was a clinical psychologist, child therapist, parent educator, and author whose book Between Parent and Child has changed the way a parent and child’s connection can be made. His method recognizes that denying feelings can make a child confused and intensify these feelings. Ginott’s philosophy has influenced author John Gottman and his students Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, who all have continued Ginott’s works of adult and child relationships.
At LittleField, we love the idea of being “emotion coaches” with positivity and encouragement. We validate all feelings of the children we work with to give them a platform to improve. After our sessions, we inform the parents or caretakers of the work we accomplished. Our patients know that we see them as individuals with no limitations.
Letting our kids hear positive things about them will help them improve as Ginott said. At every age, people respond better to positivity. We can all relate to a time when we overheard someone saying a nice thing about us. Those warm, happy butterflies is like an instant mood lifter. Our children get those same feelings and boost of confidence. When we have confidence, we can enhance our abilities. LittleField is a place to promote and increase our patient’s improvement.
For more information about Haim G. Ginott and his books, check out his website at http://www.betweenparentandchild.com.