WhenThen Kids has done the research so that I don’t have to! Their program has been a great resource of information on parenting, from a scientific perspective. Each week, I enjoy reading the different ideas they offer about ways I can help my kids with their confidence socially and emotionally. Through the activities they offer, I have been able to try different techniques that I may not have thought of before. I feel assured that these techniques work, because they are researched thoroughly, not just someone’s opinion on the matter.
Recently, I’ve been trying their idea about being more aware of the subtle changes I can make in the language I use with my kids that would help them with their confidence, like paying attention the labels I use for them or encouraging them by using ‘not yet’. For example, when my son said, ‘I can’t kick the soccer ball that far’, I told him ‘You can’t kick it that far yet, but we’ll keep working on it until you can.’ This reassured him that I heard his frustration, but reminded him that he will grow stronger. I think it worked really well!
— Janine L., Victoria B.C.