As we posted just lately, Kiddie Academy’s featured Character Schooling trait in July is Satisfaction. We have been curious to search out out what dad and mom do to instill a way of satisfaction, vanity and encouragement of their kids. So, we determined to fee a nationwide survey1 of over 1,000 dad and mom to get their opinions on the topic.
The findings have been each attention-grabbing and hopeful. Greater than 80% of oldsters consider their kids are pleased with who they’re. The survey additionally discovered that almost all dad and mom are snug encouraging their kids in a observe or exercise they love, no matter social norms (93%).
“It’s by no means too early for teenagers to construct self-confidence and study a way of satisfaction to assist them change into well-rounded individuals who consider in their very own talents,” mentioned Richard Peterson, vp of schooling at Kiddie Academy. “Understanding dad and mom take additional care in praising their kids for overcoming fears, exhibiting kindness to others and a lot extra warms our hearts at Kiddie Academy.”
Our survey’s findings confirmed that about 60% of oldsters suppose “having confidence and self-respect” finest defines the idea of “satisfaction” to their children. Different highlights embrace:
- When requested what would make respondents really feel most pleased with their kids, 34% reported seeing them blissful
- Greater than half of oldsters present their kids they’re proud via bodily affection akin to hugs, excessive fives and pats on the again; 40% specific it via affirmations and phrases of encouragement.
- On the subject of instructing a younger little one to take satisfaction of their work, 33% of oldsters mentioned it’s best to have an open and sincere dialogue.
- Solely 5% of oldsters shared that bodily rewards (akin to cash or presents) are one of the best ways to show satisfaction to their kids.
- 72% of oldsters agree that it’s not needed for younger kids to obtain a medal or trophy in sports activities even after they don’t win.
“Vanity and satisfaction are highly effective instruments to assist kids develop into succesful, assured residents,” mentioned Peterson. “Seeing our college students come into their very own and be pleased with who they’re out and in of the classroom brings us pleasure as educators.”