Part 2: The Psychological Effects of Positive Reinforcement in Children

Part 2: The Psychological Effects of Positive Reinforcement in Children

In Part 1 I talked about the psychological effects that negative comments have on children. In this post I am talking about the opposite, how you can use positive reinforcement to change and influence the behavior of your child. This is the central concern of Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change a new …

12 Back-to-School Tips for a Successful School Year

12 Back-to-School Tips for a Successful School Year

This is the second year of Mr. A and I attending the big official parent meeting that marks the beginning of a new successful school year. This year, just like last year, while getting dressed, giving final instructions to the babysitter (my sister), putting on ties and make-up and grown-up clothes we had a moment. We looked at each …