Knowing When to Praise and Reprimand
What did you do when your child broke your favorite coffee mug from college even though you told them never, ever to touch it? Did you yell? What about when the same child made you that adorable picture for Mother’s Day? Did you praise them? Praise and reprimands are the opposite ends of a spectrum of how you can react to your child’s behavior. As a parent, it’s worth considering when to reprimand your child, when to praise them, and how to effectively use both these parenting techniques.