Best Parenting Tips
Every child is different, so not all techniques are needed nor effective for a specific child or situation. However, the tips below I believe hit the "best of" tips that parents frequently forget or misapply. Adopting just a handful of these tips can make a massive difference in your and your children's' lives.
Biggest, Most Effective Tip? Praising Effectively:
The natural man and woman tends to ignore positive behavior and only does something when annoying or bothersome behavior arises. Don't let this happen to you! Proactively praising and encouraging the GOOD things is THE BEST way to prevent behavior problems and ingrain the behaviors you want. The law of the harvest doesn't sleep, it doesn't care if you're tired or had a rough day at work, or if you're in a bad mood: inaction is action, and if you don't decide to proactively nurture the good, you have made the choice to have to deal with the problems that arise from your lack of attention. Period.
Top Parenting Tips/Misconceptions
The Other "Big Idea," Nurture the Good:
Something counterintuitive many parents don't realize is that focusing on negative behaviors isn't the answer. What's really needed is inculcating POSITIVE behaviors that REPLACE the negative behaviors. The video below explains the process:
Next-Level Encouragement of Good Habits:
This site is about "Quick n' dirty"/Best of Best tips. But this next strategic, systematic tip to build positive habits and get behaviors you want, below (turning your home into an "economy of points") takes a lot more effort, but in turn takes results often to the next level as well.
Child Psychologists understand that parenting is just as much about parent behavior as child behavior. If you know yourself and aren't willing or able to a program that requires pre-planning and consistent follow through, then this tip is not for you. At the same time, that choice may also be the reason you're not getting the full potential possible as far as getting the behaviors from your children that you desire
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