The materials needed for the Post-it Technique are few and cheap | Source: Pixabay
Types of phrases to use
When we are more or less clear about the previous step, the time has come to write the sentences, which must be adapted to the place where our son is going to find them. We leave you some examples to make your task easier, although remember that the most effective thing is to adapt the procedure to the specific circumstances of each family:
- In a visible place when you get up: «Today a fantastic day awaits you. Go get him".
- In the fridge: "Eat well and grow strong and healthy".
- On his desk: «Effort is the only way to success».
- In a space where we usually exercise: "Be active and you will be happier".
Although the ideal is for the child to be involved and propose specific incentives based on their needs and preferences, it would be very useful to help us, especially at the beginning of the process. Thus, we can propose any phrase that occurs to us and give you ideas as to the possible locations of the stimuli.
Imposing any proposal will, on the other hand, be completely ineffective, since the validity of the method is based precisely on personalization of messages that should awaken incentives in the protagonist himself and not in those around him.Although we can help them, the ideal is that the sentences come from the children | Source: Pxhere
Other benefits of the Post-it Technique for children
Apart from promoting positivity, a valuable resource for minors to show a constructive attitude in the face of any challenge, The Post-it Technique contributes to raising children's self-esteem. If we focus a part of the sentences to highlight the qualities of our children, they will reinforce the concept of themselves even at times when spirits falter. That does not mean that we forget that they also have defects. And that they should work on mitigating them. This spirit that opens a space for essential self-criticism when it comes to improving those areas that are most difficult for them.
On the other hand, and from minute one of the process, it is essential that children use creativity. Both in the choice of colors, sizes and shapes of the material and in the choice of motivational prayers. And also in its modification or reformulation over time. Because it is an initiative that can be extended over the years and adapted to the different stages. In fact, it can become a habit capable of transmitting the involvement and perseverance that it requires to other areas.