“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
In society, we are urged to develop our weaknesses, not our strengths. One of the most common questions on a job interview is, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”
With children, if a weakness is highlighted more than strength, these children begin to concentrate on this blemish instead of all the wonderful gifts and talents they possess.
Help your child to identify what he/she is good at. Make a list of all the things at which your child excels. Emphasize your child’s strengths and help your child to identify with these strengths. Encourage your child in the areas in which he/she excels instead of focusing on your child’s deficiencies.
Marie M. Roker, from www.successfulchild.com