3. Praise the Positive
Children love and live for your approval! They seek it out. Be sure not to let yourself get so busy that your only interactions with your child are moments of reprimand. Odd as it may sound, if that’s the only attention a child is getting from you, they’ll do whatever they can, be it “good” or “bad”, to get even those words of reproach. Instead, remember to give comments of praise freely and regularly. The behaviors you acknowledge will be the behaviors that are continued.