(material provided by The Incredible Years, Carolyn Webster-Stratton, Ph.D.)
- Follow your child’s lead.
- Pace at your child’s level.
- Don’t expect too much — give your child time.
- Don’t compete with your child.
- Praise and encourage your child’s ideas and creativity; don’t criticize.
- Engage in role play and make-believe with your child.
- Be an attentive and appreciative audience.
- Use descriptive comment instead of asking questions.
- Curb your desire to give too much help; encourage your child’s problem solving.
- Reward quiet play with you attention.
- Laugh and have fun.
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