Being a good parent is both the hardest and the most rewarding thing that you will ever do. Parenting has not traditionally been taught but the skills are either obtained from experiential learning or learned from our own parents. Our parents are not always the best role models to follow. so it is little wonder that many new parents are looking for help to parent differently and better, and there are ways to do this.
1.PRAISE YOUR CHILD
When your child is doing what you have asked them to do, reinforce the good behavior by praising them. Most specialists agree that it is better to use
‘labeled praise’ as it involves telling your child exactly what you were pleased with. Labeled praise is more effective as it targets exactly the behavior.
For example: ‘You are a good girl for putting on your shoes ‘. This is much more specific and leaves the child in no doubt as to what they have done well. rather than just saying ‘good girl’, which is not specific enough.