There are no rewards or punishments …
‣‣‣ William Ralph
Don’t go overboard with rewards.
Eventually when a child normally meets a reasonable expectation, a friendly smile and firm thank you or a little affirming story (See Tool #22 Descriptive Recognition) will be enough to let your child know they are on track. With this in mind, use rewards wisely.
There are five different sorts of rewards:
- word stories of encouragement that describe what it is that is helpful and healthy and how you are thinking/feeling
- a hug
- a heartfelt thank you
- a two thumbs up
- a smile
- any 'sign language' gesture you invent with a child to use when you catch them doing something right
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