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Discipline Techniques

Encouragement

  1. Focus on internal evaluation, not external.

You must be very proud of yourself.
How do you think you are doing?

vs.
I'm so proud of you.

  1. Focus on contributions and appreciation, not judgments.

I appreciate the help you gave me.
Your hard work sure did help the family

vs.
What a good job you did!

  1. Focus on effort and improvement, not winning or competition.

I can see the progress you've made.
You have really been practicing hard.

vs.
I'm so proud of you for winning!

Content used with permission from the Child Welfare League of America, www.cwla.org

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This content was last modified on: 09/08/2008

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