How Do Great Parents…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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