Use Your Attention To Manage Behavior | Coronavirus Daily Tips by the Child Mind Institute


best parenting tips for toddlers

Every day the Child Mind Institute will publish a tip for supporting families through the coronavirus crisis.

Use Attention to Manage Behavior

Kids will naturally crave attention while stuck at home all day. Parents can give attention thoughtfully to encourage good behavior:

· Give generous praise for being flexible.
· “Actively ignore” (don’t acknowledge) minor problem behavior.
· Use time together as a motivator: “We can play a game if you do your schoolwork while I take this call.”

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