Turning Negatives into Positives

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Try to correct your child without using negatives. Instead of saying, "Don't run" say "Walk". Instead of saying, "Stop arguing", say, "A little civility, please." Another option is to not saying anything at all - just make eye contact. (I'm not talking about the look, just passive eye contact.) When your child changes behavior, you can make a positive statement. And two positives make a positive! … [Read more...]