Rates of youth with severe depression increased from 5.9% in 2012 to 8.2% in 2015. Even with severe depression, 76% of youth are left with no or insufficient treatment. Encouragement can play a vital role in how a child grows and develops and how adults thrive in their day-to-day lives, it is also an extremely effective way to prevent childhood depression. The benefits of encouragement far outweigh the effect of criticism. It cannot only affect individuals, but also those who are in their presence as well.
Your kiddie may get older and still struggle to achieve their dreams, they may be a fantastic cartoonist, a firefighter, a police officer, but waiting for the right opportunity and that is ok. Some people find it takes years to live their dreams but if they really want it, teach them to never give up.
If your kiddie wants to achieve anything in life they have to believe they can do it, no matter how hard it may be to believe. The beliefs they have will motivate them to keep going and work hard to try to achieve their dreams, even when it seems impossible.
Encouragement can help boost self-confidence. They will have more confidence in how much they can achieve and be more positive about their abilities, reducing the chances of depression.
The combination of all the benefits of encouragement could culminate to help form an overall successful person. Support, whether it is from one person or many, can be a big motivator for people and what they achieve.
Encouragement from others will help them feel validated and proud of their accomplishments.
In conclusion, every parent wants the best for their kid and their happiness is our utmost priority. A smile from our little one just makes our day so much better.