In order to encourage good habits in our children, we need to make use of praise. Praising our children is important in the behaviour goals that we set as parents.
The more negative our relationship with our children, the more likely they are to rebel and misbehave. The more positive our relationship with our children, the more likely they are to co-operate. Praise assists in creating a positive, healthy relationship with our children.
We tend to give our children attention or rush to their side more often when they are doing something that they shouldn't do. How many times have we been there when our children are fighting during play, as opposed to mentioning how quietly or nicely they have been playing together?
We tend to tell them what they shouldn't be doing more often than praising them when they are doing what they should be doing. [read more]