QuickTip Telling your child off without focusing on positive action often reinforces behavior you wish to avoid. 2 2013 Life coaching https://www.lifecoachhub.com/img/ Family coaching life coaching Lifecoachhub Pty Ltd LifeCoachHub
Coach David J. Wingfield

Reinforce positive behavior patterns in your child

 
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It is very easy to slip into a pattern of telling your child off for undesirable behavior whilst losing sight of the positive behavior you wish to enforce. The end result is stressful for both you and the child, and gets you no closer to improving the child’s behavior. 

To avoid this vicious cycle, focus on the positive outcomes you wish to achieve. For instance, when encouraging your child to say ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’, make sure to emphasize praise for when the desired manners are used, rather than solely upbraiding them for being rude.


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  • April 13, 2013

    Praise is definitely a huge selling point when it comes to getting your kids to listen--however never give it undeservingly because it will just turn into white noise and they won't appreciate it. It then defeats the whole purpose of trying to instill good manners, positive thinking, good habits etc etc into your kids.

  • May 20, 2013

    Yes I agree that installing positivity into children is very important. However I agree with craig, who posted a comment above. Parents need to ensure that they don't overdo praise. That's how you raise spoilt children who can't differentiate between right and wrong!

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