Please read this great article below that appeared in Psychology Today. It is all about creating relationships. It is very important that you have at least 5 positive interactions for every negative interaction. If you want to test yourself– there is a pocket routine. Place 10 pennies in your right pocket at the beginning of the day. Each time you have a positive interaction with your child ( compliment, verbal praise, etc. transfer one penny into your left pocket. See how many pennies are in your left pocket at the end of the day! We certainly hope that all 10 are in your left pocket by the end of the day!

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