Encouraging Words for children

  • Your encouraging words for kids can help them thrive in school and life! How do your words matter? 

    Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words of encouragement for years to come.

    Encouraging Words Vs. Praise

    1. Be Honest. Children are the first to recognize when your words are not sincere. ...
    2. Focus on Effort, Not Ability. ...
    3. Be Specific. ...
    4. Avoid the Need to Compare. ...                                                                      
    5. Don't Over-Encourage.
    6. Don't Use Encouragement to Control      

     

      By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhDCOMPASS-    

  • Tips for Timeliness

    Have you ever wished you had more time? Have you ever asked for a time extension? Unfortunately, you do not have the luxury of unlimited time. For every task you undertake, there is a stipulated time to complete tasks. Frankly speaking, without setting and meeting deadlines, it’s difficult to get anything done efficiently. Here at Mill Creek we want to ensure that your students are successful. Here are some helpful tips.

    1. Develop a Goal/ Schedule - I know this is easier said than done, however, it is possible. Consistently meeting deadlines increases your effectiveness and productivity. Example: School begins at 7:30am. Arrive to school a few minutes before time.

    2. Be reasonable and realistic - One question you should always ask yourself before accepting a deadline: “Is this deadline realistic?” Examples: District requires parents to come in to the school building and sign their children in after 7:30am. Cut off time for early dismissal is 2:00pm. Pick up time in the afternoon begins at 2:30pm.

    3. Be Organized - Keeping a simple, week-view diary can also help you keep track of the things that need to be done and when they ought to be done. Example: Making sure that students are packed at night and have all material/ supplies needed for school.

    4. Use extended reminders - Even the smartest of people forget sometimes. Reminders can be very useful. Example: Set a reminder to have children charge their laptops at night.

    5. Ask for help - Two heads are better than one. More than two heads are even better. You can share with your friends, they can lend support in terms of advice as they share lessons learned from their own experiences that could help you move forward. Example: Communication between Teachers and Parents.