When parents give positive reinforcement they are encouraging their child to repeat the behavior. Which, in turn, allows children to be successful. Rewarding a child for their positive behavior doesn’t have to be expensive or involved. Simple things like words of encouragement, one-on-one time with a parent, or extra playtime can be very motivating for a child.
If children don’t receive positive encouragement for what they do well, they are less likely to continue the behavior.
Effective Positive Rewards show parents how to set up a reward system for kids that work. Using five simple components, parents can help kids improve and grow.
The five components are:
Immediate: The reward should happen as soon as possible after the positive behavior.
Degree/size: The reward should match the behavior.
Consistent: A parent needs to reward the child every time the behavior happens.
Important: The reward should matter to the child.
Varied: Parents should give a variety of rewards as the same reward becomes less effective.
Effective Positive Rewards is more effective when combined with Effective Negative Rewards, as the two skills work hand-in-hand to help parents change behavior.
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