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What makes criticism of kids & teens backfire big time (and 5 ways to avoid it) — Developing Minds
What if, instead of nagging kids about their mess until they finally clean it, we simply said, “You are responsible to clean that mess up. What’s your plan?” Happily (not condescendingly) let them know the consequence if they don’t follow the instruction. Have them repeat. If they do what’s expected, affirm it and help them see the benefits of their responsibility for themselves and others. If they don’t, calmly follow through with the consequence.
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