Boys Town Launches Two New Video Campaigns: “More Ways To Praise” and One In Five”
“DIFFERENT WAYS TO PRAISE”
It’s just human nature for us to focus more on the negatives than the positives and to look for things to criticize rather than things to praise. For parents, it’s easy to fall into this habit with our kids. At Boys Town, we strive to encourage parents to praise their children many different ways.
In “Different Ways to Praise”, we see several situations of parents praising their kids – on a napkin in their lunch box, sign language, a sign at a volleyball game and memes. It doesn’t matter how a parent praises their child, just that they do it often.
Boys Town is offering a free “10 Ways to Praise” magnet for parents at boystown.org/praise to help parents remember how easy praising kids can be.
“One In Five:”
Some human achievements and talents are wonderful but extremely rare – like getting to walk on the moon or being born with “perfect pitch.” In comparison, the chances of experiencing depression is much more common. In fact, the chances are almost 100% that a teen will either go through depression themselves, or observe this situation in classmates. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when a friend is depressed – but could still be the case.
Depression is not at all unusual, in spite of depressed teens believing that they’re “alone” in these feelings. In “One In Five” we reassure teens who are back on their heels that they have the strength to bounce back – if they just take the first steps at yourlifeyourvoice.org.