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Praise Generously and Genuinely

Home is where both losing and winning habits are learned and ingrained. As a parent, you have the power to model and reinforce healthy habits in your children, like a coach or trainer, not a dictator or drill sergeant.

If you need a nudge to become more complimentary and help your kids overcome bad habits and develop new, positive ones here’s a simple two-step plan:

Step 1: Many different behaviors, some small and seemingly insignificant, make important contributions to relationship satisfaction. List 10 positive things that your child does that please you.

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Step 2: Show him or her the list.
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