Less Attention for Misbehavior. (6-5-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:    To discourage misbehavior.    

PRACTICE:    Today, think of the last time your child misbehaved. What did you do at the time?

Assume the child needed attention and that need was leading him to misbehave.

Did your reaction give your child a lot of attention? What could you have done to stop the misbehavior without too much uproar?

Remember the less attention associated with the misbehavior (while still insisting on consequences for the misbehavior) the better.

On the other hand, attention given when the child is behaving well – even better.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, GEORGE UPSIDE DOWN.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Meet Kids Where They Are.

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