As parents, we can hardly resist the urge of telling our children how proud we are of them.  Any excuse will do: they completed their homework; they were polite or kind; they ate all their dinner; they did well at school… any little step in the right direction and we cannot contain our excitement and pride!

Not that there is anything wrong with expressing positive feelings of pride, but in all that euphoria we must still remember one thing:  It is the child who should feel proud.