That was awesome and really impressive!

Do you know that kids like to receive complimentary? Like a lot of compliments.

There was a 2 year old girl I’ve spent with for almost a year. One day, we went to the swimming pool as I treated for her good behavior. On our way to the swimming pool, she suddenly ran like she never ran before. I couldn’t catch her speed which surprised me a lot. Then I took a leap to another way and blocked right in front of her away from the swimming pool.


I know that she was very excited about going to the swimming pool but it wasn’t right to do the crazy run like that. I finally grabbed her and brought her aside.

What were you doing that? That’s dangerous! How if somebody bigger than you bump you and make you fall down, you don’t ever do it again! I swear I’m going to bring you back home,” I said those words without even give her a chance to say something back and she stopped right there without any single move.

I tried to pull her with me, but she suddenly became very strong against my hand.

Suddenly, there was a lady came out of nowhere.

Hello young lady, how are you? It’s been awhile since the last time we met. Wow, you’re big now I even wonder who was the one running like a champion. That was awesome and really impressive” She said those words with a lady style and I was like “Did she just say impressive?” that thought came into my mind.

I even haven’t moved my hands yet when this girl suddenly smiled and said, “Thank you” and all of sudden she acted and walked nicely to the swimming pool, like walking with proud.

What did I see just now?” I as mumbling while walking behind her and the lady smiled at me like she was just taught me something.


Compliment! Sometimes it means nothing for some people who don’t even bother to say that, but sometimes it means a whole world for some people. That day I learned, instead of burst your angry why don’t you just give a compliment which make the one who listened it better. A positive way to change negative behavior.


I am a language trainer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I love traveling, like a lot. I enjoy walking around, language immersion in different places, have a cup of coffee at some unfamiliar coffee shop, embrace the history or art in many different museums. I love coming across people and blending with new culture. I like having conversations with new people, blogging the stories and inspire people.

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  • evy
    May 6, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    the problem is not all of us able to look at things in a good way so we don’t know how to react positively 🙂

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