When putting my children to bed at night, along with hugs and kisses, I sometimes whisper praise for something they have done during the day or I highlight some strength of character they have displayed in my last words to them.
I love the idea that their feeling of self-worth will be high while falling asleep and that the brain might assimilate and grow that feeling overnight.
More recently I have been thinking how lovely it would be to have a photo on the wall which shows them exhibiting a praiseworthy character trait…
It would be like a whisper from me praising them every time they look at it.
Now I just need a suitable image for each of them!