Saturday, October 02, 2010

A good step in the right direction

I heard that the average child in America gets something like ten criticisms for every compliment.

This would be a step in the right direction:

We should be as quick to compliment as we are to criticize.
-Mitchell Pl Ejnik

(Hat tip: Dan Galvin's Thought For The Day mailing list)

One of our favorite parenting books is The Power of Positive Parenting. Glenn Lathem's main point is parents are much more effective if we reward good behavior, than if we try to stop bad behavior.

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