(material provided by The Incredible Years, Carolyn Webster-Stratton, Ph.D.)
- Define appropriate child behavior clearly.
- Make the steps small.
- Gradually increase the challenge.
- Don’t make programs too complex — choose one or two behaviors to start.
- Focus on positive behaviors.
- Choose inexpensive rewards.
- Have daily rewards.
- Involve your child in choosing rewards.
- Get the appropriate behavior first, then reward.
- Reward everyday achievements.
- Gradually replace rewards with social approval.
- Be clear and specific about rewards.
- Have a varied menu.
- Show your child you expect success.
- Don’t mix rewards with punishment.
- Consistently monitor the reward program.
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