Praise Your Kids for Behaviors You Want Them to Have

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Quick quiz: It’s dinner and your child is slumped in his chair, elbows on the table, shoveling food in his mouth. Seeing the exasperated look on your face, he takes his elbows off the table.

You can:

a. Tell him to sit up straight and take smaller bites.



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Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Stephanie Gruner Buckley


Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.