Parenting tips: Turning Negative Behavior to Positive Behavior

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Is it possible to turn a child’s negative behavior into positive behavior? Does your child expect to fail at something before they have even started it? The famous quote by Henry Ford illustrates the importance of having a positive attitude and mindset:  “If you think you can you’re right and if you think you can’t you’re right”. It cannot be any clearer than that!

We have put together some tips that will help:

  1. Encourage your child to focus on the positive things in their lives and the activities that they are good at. A visual chart can help your child see result too.
  2. Open up the lines of communication. You should be your child’s number one fan.
  3. Don’t dwell on the negatives.
  4. Praise, praise and more praise!
  5. ‘”Don’t sweat the small stuff’.
  6. Accept that it is OK for children to be negative but only about things that matter.
  7. Celebrate successes.
  8. Family communication is very important and sadly in modern day life that is breaking down.  Simple things like sitting at a table to eat meals together and limiting gadget time to allow a family to converse is so simple and an effective way to in helping a parent and children to discuss their issues. Read more here on the importance of having meals together as a family.

From experience we have also learned that using reward charts can help a child, especially a child who has special needs.  A visual tool, such as a sticker chart,  is very helpful when used correctly to see you and your child through challenging times.

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