06 Mar Celebrating Important Achievements with Your Child
Making a big deal when you child does something well or wins a few trophies is not just about pandering to their ego, but in fact, it helps to build their self-confidence. Whether they’ve done really well on their last report card or their team won the finals in soccer, we’ve got a great list of ideas for celebrating all of these important achievements with you child:
A rewarding surprise
Have they had their eye on that dress, or perhaps they are still a little too young and have been hinting for Santa to bring them a certain toy this year? Either way, buying them a special something they’ve been wanting is the perfect way to surprise them and give them the recognition they deserve.
Make their favourite meal or dessert
If your child has a favourite meal or dessert, there’s no better way to congratulate them on their recent history mark than by preparing a delicious feast for them to come home to after school.
A special dinner out
Often the best way to celebrate your child’s success is to take them to their favourite restaurant. Make it a whole family affair or if they’re a little older, perhaps ask them to invite a friend to come along and join in on the celebrations.
Often a memento for their achievement is a great idea. This could be a piece of jewellery engraved with a personal message or a ‘congratulations’ teddy bear. Use your imagination to come up with something you know they’ll love.
A kids big day out
Perhaps your little one loves the zoo, or is it the local playland function centre they enjoy? Whatever your child would have fun doing, book them and their friends in for a day of fun to celebrate.
Have your own award ceremony at home
You know your child better than anyone and if an at home awards ceremony complete with home made gold medal is just what they need to make them feel good about their first A in maths, then do it. It doesn’t have to be as formal as a corporate awards ceremony, just an acknowledgement of what they’ve achieved in front of the whole family is enough, followed by a big round of applause and some ice cream thrown in for good measure.
Talking about your child’s achievement with them will help them express what it feels like to win an award or work hard and improve their school marks. Whatever their achievement may be, it’s a good idea to talk to them about it. This will help them reflect on what they’ve accomplished and really enjoy the moment.
No matter how old your child is, it’s always important that you help them celebrate important achievements. Whether you decide that it’s appropriate to host a party or simply cook their favourite dinner, you should always acknowledge the big and small achievements of your children. As they enter adulthood, this will help them have the strength and security in their own abilities and have the confidence to set goals and do everything they can to reach them.