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11. Catch your kids being good
Praise and recognition during the positive moments is exactly the reinforcement many children need to make the right choices during the day. If you've ever sat in on your child's classroom, you've probably heard teachers narrating positive behavior. Kids love the recognition and are likely to repeat behaviors they know adults notice. Likewise, if you only make a big deal out of your child's negative behaviors, they'll likely continue these for the attention.