Bad behavior is better changed by positive words. Encouraging phrases that don't put an emphasis on outward praise ("Your'e so smart" or "good job") but on the deed, can make a huge difference in a child's long term behavior.
Here are some examples:
Your hard work really paid off
Thank you for cleaning your room, it makes a big difference
That good grade shows your hard work
Look at that progress!
Thank you for cooperating
You really worked that out in a positive way
You made my day for helping with dinner
We are a team when we work together
You make that look so easy
You seem to enjoy math so much
Saying please makes things go so much smoother
Just a minor adjustment in the way praise is phrased puts a huge smile on kids, which in turn keeps them motivated. Try it out with your kids and see the difference!
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