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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 98: Am I Spoiling My Kid with All of This Praise?

podcast praise strategy Feb 09, 2021

Praise, praise praise. 

You hear it talked about in the positive parenting world, you hear it talked about at your child’s daycare, you hear it talked about from your child’s pediatrician, and you hear it talked about in the online space as a way to prevent unwanted behavior and reduce the likelihood of those unwanted behaviors. 

And you’re probably wondering, “okay, even if praise DOES work, won’t I be spoiling my kid with all of this praise? Won’t they rely on it and not be able to cope if they DON’T have it? Won’t they become prideful and self-righteous as they age and mature? I don’t want my kid to be the kid that always NEEDS to earn a ribbon, a prize, or a reward.” 

These are the thoughts and questions that we think to ourselves as we’re lying in bed at night, but we rarely speak them to another human being.  So today on the show I’m...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 19: Catching Good Behaviors

behavior podcast praise Jul 09, 2019

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Hello and welcome to The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast! Today we are going to talk all about catching those good, desirable behaviors our children do. And yes, ALL children have good behaviors even if they have lots of bad or negative behaviors. Let’s jump in! 

If our children have some or lots of inappropriate behaviors, we tend to focus on the bad and negative behaviors we want to change. That’s true with all of life isn’t it? But when we do focus on the negative and inappropriate behaviors too much, we miss out on those good and appropriate behaviors that our children are doing that we can praise. 

And our children do engage in plenty of good and appropriate behaviors, even if they have inappropriate behaviors, too, that we can praise! These good and appropriate behaviors don’t have to be the most spectacular behaviors. They can be simple, like:

  • Chewing with their mouth...
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