Instead of focusing on what you don’t want your child to do, focus on what you do want them to do.’
Instead of providing a model for an art projects, encourage them to create their own art.
Instead of sending children to time out, redirect them with a new activity.
Instead of memorization drills, create meaningful learning experiences.
Instead of your children competing against each other, encourage each of them to strive to beat their personal best.
Instead of focusing on the bad behavior only, make sure to praise your children when they do something right.
Instead of using the word “no”, use “stop” or “stay” depending on what you want them to do. If you do have to say “no” follow it up with a “yes” statement.
Do you have any positive parenting tips that work for your family? Please share!