My 3-year-old son loves a good compliment. If I ever want to get a smile out of him or boost his little confidence all I need to do is gush over how great he is at anything.
And he’s not shy about asking for a compliment.
“Look what I can do mommy!” he’ll say.
“You like this mommy?” he’ll ask.
I’ve learned, however, if I really want to make his day all I have to say is:
“Look how strong you are!”
His eyes will immediately light up as he raises his arms and puffs out his chest to show off his muscles.
Like most little boys, he wants confirmation that he is strong.
Strength is power, independence, and protection. Which is why it’s not only 3-year-old little boys that want strength. We all do.
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