How Do Great Parents…Develop Tangible Rewards

    Tangible Rewards

    (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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