Parents can be the greatest providers of encouragement for their children, and they can also be the greatest source of discouragement.
Below is a list of parent behaviors that cause discouragement in children. Read over the list and reflect on yourself and consider areas you feel you need to improve on.
What happens to children who are discouraged?
Encouragement is anything that raises a child’s self-
Children who are discouraged will follow one or more of four patterns of misbehavior, which were first recognized by Rudolf Dreikurs, an Adlerian psychiatrist.