A recent article in the American Psychological Association’s monthly magazine, the Monitor (October 2012), titled “Parenting that works”, examines seven ways to improve parenting, based on scientific research. I wanted to share them with you in this post.
Embrace praise. Dr. Kazdin, a Yale University psychology professor, puts it simply. “Giving attention to undesired behaviors increases those bad behaviors. Giving attention to good behaviors increases positive behavior”. This is very basic. Parental attention is highly reinforcing for children. Putting your spotlight of attention... Read More