You hear it talked about in the positive parenting world, you hear it talked about at your child’s daycare, you hear it talked about from your child’s pediatrician, and you hear it talked about in the online space as a way to prevent unwanted behavior and reduce the likelihood of those unwanted behaviors.
These are the thoughts and questions that we think to ourselves as we’re lying in bed at night, but we rarely speak them to another human being. So today on the show I’m...
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Hello and welcome to The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast! Today we are going to talk all about catching those good, desirable behaviors our children do. And yes, ALL children have good behaviors even if they have lots of bad or negative behaviors. Let’s jump in!
If our children have some or lots of inappropriate behaviors, we tend to focus on the bad and negative behaviors we want to change. That’s true with all of life isn’t it? But when we do focus on the negative and inappropriate behaviors too much, we miss out on those good and appropriate behaviors that our children are doing that we can praise.
And our children do engage in plenty of good and appropriate behaviors, even if they have inappropriate behaviors, too, that we can praise! These good and appropriate behaviors don’t have to be the most spectacular behaviors. They can be simple, like: