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Baby London Magazine - Positive Parenting and the Power of Positive Praise

Featured Baby London Baby Mag - "Positive Parenting and the Power of Positive Praise"

Dr Johnson Our Clinical Psychologist has been recently featured in Baby London Magazine. Emma Oliver Wrote a Beautiful Article within the Local Famliy Lifestyle Section, about the power of positive parenting and praise. Dr Johnson suggest Ten Top Tips to keeping praise meaningful and effective.
  1. Make sure your praise is genuine and meaningful.
  2. Praise effort as well as achievement.
  3. Use positivity, praise and hugs to reinforce good behaviour, and do your best to ignore less desirable behaviour.
  4. Use distraction eg when your child is too boisterous, lead them into a quiet activity.
  5. Keep in mind that toddlers will gradually understand how you want them to behave.
  6. Do not laugh at bad behaviour; try to lead by example. 
  7. Remember to criticise the action, rather than the child.
  8. Try to pre-empt a negative situation coming and turn it on its head.
  9. If you say or do something you regret, explain that you did not mean it and say you are sorry with a cuddle. 
  10. Consistency is key

If you would like to read the full article please click here to download it