Parents, do you feel like you are constantly saying “No/Stop/Don’t” to your child? Learning about how to use the power of positive phrasing can be an asset for parents everywhere.
Children are on the receiving end of hundreds of instructions every day. Yet, many times these commands are both abrupt and negative in their delivery. Why? In the real world, we would never speak to another adult in that way.
Children naturally consider adults to be leaders. Barking orders will not prove who is in charge. In fact, it may cause your child to feel discouraged and resentful when they are given a set of directions to follow.
So, how do we put a positive spin on the way we are delivering instructions, and also ensure that the child will comply? Try phrasing your request as a positive statement. By doing so, you are teaching your child what you want to see them doing more of. Add in a little positive reinforcement after they complete the task and you will see the power of positive phrasing come to life!
Punch cards are a fun twist on a sticker chart and can be used in many ways!Much like a loyalty card at your favorite coffee shop, punch cards are a great visual for Increasing desired behavior using positive reinforcement. Punch cards can be used across settings and are a convenient way to build skills and teach delayed reinforcement.And the best part is that punch cards can be used for more than just BEHAVIOR.Some examples include:✔ Academic Progress Monitoring↪ Task Repetition or Completion⚠ Behavior Support☺ Social Emotional Learning✏ Chores or HomeworkIt is important to start with a small, easily achievable goal, which will ensure that the reward is earned quickly and will increase the overall value of the punch cards in the future. Therefore, when thinking about a goal (especially in the beginning), you want to make sure it is something that can be met AT LEAST ONCE (but maybe even several) times per day.If the goal is something that can only be met once, think about the individual steps it takes to get to that goal and assign each one a punch.Remember, just like with goal setting in your personal life, the harder the goal is to achieve, the bigger the reward should be at the end.Happy Punching!Visit the link to learn more. #biasbehavioral#behaviormanagement#positivereinforcement#punchcards#specialeducationteacher#tipsforparents... See MoreSee Less
...I have an exciting announcement! 🎉A few weeks ago, Amanda from @theprimarygal reached out to me, asking if I wanted to join her on an episode of her podcast.While I love talking about all things behavior, I was definitely nervous to record an unscripted conversation on this topic. Luckily Amanda knows how to ask all the right questions and by the end of the hour, I felt like we had been friends for years.Make sure you FOLLOW along, as she continues to interview a variety of professionals in the special education field. Her interviews tackle topics ranging from data collection to creating independent workstations and everything in between.I will link the Spotify episode in the comments below! ... See MoreSee Less