How Do Great Parents…Praise

    Praise

    (material provided by The Incredible Years, Carolyn Webster-Stratton, Ph.D.)

    • Catch your child being good — don’t save praise for perfect behavior.
    • Don’t worry about spoiling your children with praise.
    • Increase praise for difficult children.
    • Model self-praise.
    • Give labeled and specific praise.
    • Make praise contingent on behavior.
    • Praise with smiles, eye contant and enthusiasm.
    • Give positive praise.
    • Give pats and hugs and kisses along with praise.
    • Use praise consistently.
    • Praise in front of other people.

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