Thank them for their praise on your child. Thank you with a smile. If someone try to touch you without your consent, that's a another story, but if they're simply looking and complementing you, just smile and say thank you. It shows that you are pleased with the attention.
If someone tells you your baby is cute, it means a lot to you and to him/her too. So, don't just stare at him/her in amazement, show some emotion!
Also remember that this person is usually not trying to insult you, he/she is just expressing an opinion. If you take things too seriously, you will never get anywhere.
And finally, don't be afraid to speak up for yourself! Tell the person that you feel embarrassed by his/her comment and that you would like him/her to stop. Even if no one else is listening, at least you have voiced your opinion.
5 Ways to Get Your Child to Say and Mean Thank You
Here are some ways you might demonstrate thankfulness to your children:
Even kindergarteners can shake hands to meet someone. Role-play with your youngster to assist him practice shaking hands and greeting you with a confident handshake. When welcoming someone, teach your youngster to face that person with his belly button and toes pointed toward that person. Have him say the name of the person and then touch his chest over his heart with his right hand. If your child knows his alphabet, have him say it as he touches his forehead, eyes, and mouth.
For older children, have them say their names and then touch their heart with their right index finger when saying "hello." Help them practice using this gesture while standing in place so they will be able to do it properly when they meet someone new.
Teenagers and adults can learn how to greet people with a firm handshake. Begin by teaching children how to shake hands. Then, as they get older, show them what a strong handshake looks like. Let them know it is okay to give and receive firm handshakes if that is how people greet each other.
Children are very observant creatures. If they see their parents kissing or cuddling on the couch, they are going to think something is wrong. So instead, help them understand why we kiss and hug our family members with words and actions. This will help them feel comfortable with such gestures themselves one day.
Here are some ideas for giving your infant positive attention: When your baby screams, comfort her. When your infant grins, return the smile. Respond to your baby's noises by speaking something back. Discuss what's going on around the two of you. Gently take notice of your baby when she is feeling sad or afraid.
Give your baby all of your attention every single day. If he wants more, he will tell you by crying or searching for someone who will listen.
Attention is vital in helping a child develop socially and psychologically. Giving proper attention to your child helps him feel loved and important.
As he gets older, attention can also help encourage your child to do well in school and with his peers. He will want to keep getting it until he feels listened to and valued.
Do not ignore your baby when she is crying. This will only make her feel bad about herself and her situation. You should always try to find out why she is crying before you respond to her plea for mercy.
If you think that she may be hurt, have her injured checked by a doctor. Some babies suffer from ear infections which can cause them to cry constantly without stopping. An ophthalmologist (eye doctor) can also check if your infant has colic.
During the first year, your baby should coo, gurgle, and begin to babble in response to your baby talk. They should answer to "no," "my name," and basic requests such as "come here." Start practicing these vocalizations now by reading out loud to your baby. The more you talk, the better your baby will understand what you are saying.
Here are some other ways to respond to your baby's talk:
Cooing: Make soft sounds at a low rate of speed that come from the chest. Use the hand not holding the baby as an amplifier by rubbing it back and forth across the chest.
Gurgling: Make high-pitched sounds that come from the chest. Use your hand to make noise by moving it up and down rapidly or making wide circles around your head.
Babbling: Say simple words during play sessions with your baby. You can start with names of people your baby knows and then progress to words related to things your baby sees every day like "mama" and "dada."
Talking: Use complete sentences with proper pronunciation when you are with your baby. Talk about their looks, how they sound, and many other topics. This will help your baby learn language and communicate with you.
How to Congratulate a Baby Girl
When your daughter performs you a favor or offers you a present, chances are you thank her. But when was the last time you just congratulated her for being herself? Here, we look at what you may say or do to appreciate your daughter on a variety of occasions—or perhaps for no reason at all. As parents, we lead and educate our children. We help them develop into responsible adults by showing them how we feel about their efforts.
Thank you notes are also important ways for daughters to learn about responsibility. Even if you don't send out notes, talking with your child about what makes someone special can help her understand the value of expressing gratitude. The more she does it, the easier it will get for her as she grows up.
Here are some other ways to say thank you:
- With a gift - Give your daughter time to pick something out that will show you both appreciate her input on what makes someone special.
- Without money - Do something together that requires thought and effort but doesn't cost anything. For example, make a list of things you love about your daughter and her friends, then write them down on post-it notes and put them in a jar. At the end of the day, take a look at the note jar and read the notes out loud. It's a great way to tell stories and have fun while showing appreciation for your daughter's good qualities.