Sunday, December 30, 2007

Positive Reinforcement

The reasons we as parents use punishment in the first place are to reinforce the good behavior of our children and eliminate his/her bad behavior. The problem with this is that we sometimes forget to praise a child when their behavior is pleasing to us, but we are quick to react when their behaviour displeases us. If the only attention a child receives is when he/she behaves badly what incentive is there for him/her to behave well?

For ideas on using positive reinforcement as an alternative to punishment to encourage good behavior, check out KidsGoal

Happy parenting,


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