Stop telling your kids they’re doing a good job

Gioco Delle Donne, E Sue Facende (Game of Wives, And Their Chores) by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0

Not sure why this phrase bothers me so much, but I hear it used all the time when parents praise their kids. I guess because typically you get paid for a job, but if you are not handing out paper with your praise, then here are a few alternatives that I consciously express towards my young ones.

  • Good work
  • Great effort
  • Fantastic accomplishment
  • Superb achievement
  • Impressive performance
  • Majestic results
  • Glorious showing

Just a few to get you started. Feel free to correct other parents.