Xiao Ming learned a dance in school and went home to dance for his grandmother. However, he couldn’t dance well, and there were a few steps that he couldn’t do right. After seeing him dance, Grandma wanted to sigh, but she kept reminding herself to "encourage the child." After some thoughts, she told Xiao Ming: "Xiao Ming, you danced well, much better than Grandma!"
Oriental parents, especially the Chinese, must learn to encourage and praise their children more, and not only criticize or blame their children. If the child is in the lows of life, he needs someone to lift him up, don’t use rude language, and belittle him. A positive encouragement may be what it takes for him to continue with his efforts. On the other hand, a negative word when he is feeling low may make him feel even more negative and weak. Although the praise of this grandmother might sound ridiculous, is much better than letting the child be discouraged!