Ignore misbehavior whenever possible – especially attention seeking misbehaviors
like: whining, complaining, moping or “water power.”

Two potential problems with ignoring –

  1. Child may raise the ante – the misbehavior gets worse before it gets better.
  2. Child may also become aggressive to force attention from the parent. You can give a time out or take away a privilege for kicking or hitting. Stay calm. Use neutral, disinterested tone of voice

Build the foundation for positive behavior – Each day give 20 minutes of uninterrupted, quality attention to each child:

  • Be “present” Put aside your behavior goals
  • Put aside your own “agenda” Take delight in your child
  • Be interested in your child — relax, enjoy, listen, watch, describe

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