This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Positive reinforcement. In part 1- Positive reinforcement: a tool to model behavior, we addressed the different kinds of positive reinforcement. In this post, we continue the subject with benefits.
Positive reinforcement could encourage a child to repeat the actions that reward them with approving feedback. For example, if you appreciate your child for making their bed, chances are, they will repeat it.
When you admire something your child does, they feel accepted. They start to feel good about their actions, and this can, in turn, help develop their self-confidence.
Children are more likely to behave appropriately when good behavior is encouraged1 than when bad behavior is punished in their early years. Being positive and warm may also reduce instances of tantrums and breakdowns. It can go a long way to helping them develop a well-rounded personality as they grow up.
How to use positive reinforcement on your child
Remember that while you may want your child to accomplish certain things, try not to push them too hard.
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https://pressbooks.online. ucf.edu/ lumenpsychology/ chapter/ operant-conditioning/Souders, Beata. PositivePsychology.com. 9 Apr. 2019, positivepsychology.com/parenting -positive-reinforcement.
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