Applause is music to ears, not only for us adults but also for a newborn or for the young. Your show of happiness is encouragement for the baby steps they take in their world.
Our daily rigmarole makes us forget that, our children constantly look for our happiness in their little or big achievements. Our work pressure, stress, meetings more often than not make us merely acknowledge their baby steps. Don’t fake it. They can tell.
If your child comes home with a trophy as third prize in scrabble championship, go ahead and create a place of prominence to house it. Oh! And remember, not to say, “get that 1st prize next time”, that is not a small step, it is a counter step.