Focus on the TO DO

Tell them what you want.

Studies show that parents tell their children 18 negative statements to every 1 positive statement. One complaint I hear from many parents is that they are always saying, "No." This comes from a focus on telling our children what we don't want. Instead of telling your child everything they are doing wrong, show them how they can do it better. If you don't know what a better way would be, your child won't know either.