- Way to Go!
Now this does not mean you tell your grandchildren they are able to do something if they are truly not able to do so - do not put impossible goals in front of them, but you are able to encourage them to try new things and learn from them. When they succeed, or even just tried their best or learned something new, be there to cheer them on.
God gives us a great example for this in how He encourages us; look at the following verses . . .
- I can do all things through him who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13
- But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded. - 2 Chronicles 15:7
- Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10
- For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11
- Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9
- Telling them with your words.
- Attend their special events, concerts, sporting events, plays . . . anything where they are able to show what they have learned and then speak words of encouragement.
- Snail mail, email or special delivery something special which you know will encourage them - a special treat you made for them, a small photo or item to remind them to keep trying.
- Again, let them "accidentally overhear" as you tell your friends what they are doing and how you are proud of them and believe they are able to continue to learn.