Naptime Nugget #33 - Grow Happy, Successful, & Well-Behaved Kids with Intentional Reinforcement.
A behavior happens; we respond. It happens again; we respond again. It KEEPS happening - and, we keep responding. Over time, the child learns to repeat the very behavior we don't want, because it is the behavior that gets our attention. There is a way to stop the cycle. Over the last twenty years of doing parent education, working with early childhood educators, studying child development, and observing my own girls as they were "cared" into adulthood by our village of early