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Grandmother keeps calling my daughter "Good girl"

My mother keeps calling my 9 month old daughter "Good girl" when she does something that pleases her. I was initially fine with this, having had it in my own upbringing, but my wife pointed ...
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Praise leads to lying - what should be done?

Situation: A 13-year-old was honest and open with the parents. The parents praised honesty regarding a tricky subject and thanked the child for confiding in them. They agreed with the child that some ...
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How to get over self-consciousness when using praise and positive reinforcement?

I feel quite bad about this, but I often don't praise my 4 year old son for good behaviour because I feel self conscious about it. I am not entirely sure why, but I feel awkward around saying "good ...
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What is the proper way to praise the hardwork and patience of a child when she deserves it?

The kid is 4 years old. Since I have been on this site before she was born, I applied all the proper ways of talking and behaving with the child which are often advised here. Now, the result is ...
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practice problems for an 8 year old

My 8 year old child attends a local Martial arts class where he has many good friends, and enjoys going. He is quite talented and works hard in the class, but receives little guidance and praise from ...
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Should I praise my oldest child infront of their siblings?

Sometimes my oldest(8yo) shows good character and leadership in choosing not to do what she knows she should not do. I know her other siblings(6yo,3yo) look up to her. I have been praising her ...
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Is it okay to call children naughty?

Inspired by this question: Should our 3 year old boy be made to look at me while I am talking (during discipline)? In this question, the word "naughty" is repeatedly used to describe a child. I ...
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