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kids hears 432 neg comments/day (vs 32 positive ones). how many times do you say No or Don’t? confusing (what does she want me to do?). reinforces negative behavior. doesn't hear what you want her to do. discouraging. If 93% feedback during day were negative, you'd feel how kids feel: discouraged. shift percentages: Calmly state what want child to DO. (“Please use walking feet in house") Find opp to say YES! (“The park sounds fun! saturday or monday?” “YES, when room is clean, we’ll go").
When we first brought our daughter home from the hospital, I knew things wouldn't always be easy, but I never anticipated I'd struggle with something as simple as getting a toothbrush into her mouth. Thankfully, I came up with 7 easy and effective strategies to help with tooth-brushing struggles, and we're slowly (but surely!) making progress.
It's a struggle to disciple their hearts AND teach them to read and write. What if we could do both with one step? It's absolutely possible. Come see how.