Negative or positive? The image we project to our children as we live our own lives is what they will reflect back to us; the choice is ours. Let’s choose to be positive and re-affirming this year.
Here are 5 do-able resolutions that can help you and your family make the most of the coming year.
1. Ambush Your Kids With Something Positive Every Day
I was recently speaking at an elementary school when one of the parents asked about consequences for bad behavior. I thought about it for a moment and then realized that I preferred to give and receive consequences for good behavior. Most of us are in the habit of telling our kids what they’re doing wrong, but it’s just as easy (and more effective) to bath our children in positive reinforcement rather than negative. Not only does this tell your children what pleases you, but over time, it becomes a habit and tips the scale toward more positive conversation and less criticism.
Try some of these phrases: “I like the way you are sitting quietly.” “Your teeth look really good when you brush…
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