Updated: Sep 21, 2022
Praising your child is paramount to their developing self-esteem and confidence. Positive reinforcement is an important early childhood tool to show children what they’re doing right or well. It’s easy to get into the transactional habit of correcting behavior more often than encouraging it. It can seem more urgent to acknowledge when your child is misbehaving than when they are behaving. But mindful parenting is about acknowledging everything, and always assessing what you want to discourage and what you want to reinforce.