Praise Cooperation & Team Work And You’ll See More Of It

by Amy Hilbrich Davis

in Daily Insights,Home Management,Parenting,Personal Wellness,Support

YOUR CHILDREN CRAVE YOUR ATTENTION AND THEY”LL DO MOST ANYTHING TO GET IT. If it means fighting with siblings, whining, yelling at you, or disagreeing with every word out of your mouth, they’re learning how to get what they need or want. If yelling at you worked in the past, guess what? Your clever child is going to do it again, and again, and again. The ticket to eliminating unacceptable behaviors and encouraging cooperation is to praise healthy and acceptable behaviors. Recognize cooperation and team work and give your kids what they want–ATTENTION–POSITIVE PRAISE. “You boys had so much fun playing, good for you!” or “I like the way you helped mom unload the groceries. What a help!” or “You guys are a great team, I like the way you helped your brother with his shoes,” etc. You can never offer enough genuine praise. Your kids will thrive and so will you. You can absolutely do it!

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