Today’s Parenting Reminder:
You can give attention for good behavior rather than misbehavior.
Think back to the last time your child misbehaved. Do you think she might have needed attention? If so, make a list of ways you could give her attention in the future – at times when she is not misbehaving. For example, special time with you or a chance to be the center of attention and show off her talents.
Choose an idea from your list to try. It may prevent some misbehavior in the future.
Read more about the need for attention: Meet Kids Where They Are.
Next Parenting Reminder will be on Sept. 8, 2015 (Daily Parenting Tips).
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