I try to keep in mind, throughout the day, this little phrase, straight from child psychology textbooks.
Praised Behavior Continues.
Because it works like a dream!
Yet, some days it can be such a gosh darn challenge to find something the slightest bit praiseworthy!!
It was a rough morning getting the kids off to school today.
One of my boys (who shall remain anonymous), does not find it necessary to wear underwear lately.......I've resorted to daily underwear checks.
So this leads me to my one & only praiseworthy behavior so far today.
"Great job! You put some undies on this morning!!"
I have high hopes for tomorrow.