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Expectations, modeling, praise; other ways to say, I love you


We have a responsibility to our children to have expectations of them.  That includes the expectation that our expectations will be met!

The two most effective ways to influence another’s (e.g., our children) behavior:

  • Praise the behavior you wish to see; and
  • Model the behavior you wish to see.

The article, “Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common,” provides a very helpful guide built upon having expectations, modeling and praise.  Other than #10 and #11 on this list, the other eleven guidelines pertain to the relating and the relationship with our children.

After you read that article, review my earlier post, Template for improved self-care,  Observe significant overlap and complementarity between the two.


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