Turning the Negative into Positive – Parenting Tips


Some children seem to thrive on negative attention.  Jay Morgan, Family Therapist and author of “Fingerpainting in Psych Class” joins Marianne Clyde, LMFT, author of Peaceful Parenting:10 Essential Principles for part 3 of their 4 part MommyZen Video Podcast.

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  • Affirmation – I am able to see the need behind the behavior.
  • Many times, to stop negative behavior it is first important to understand the psychology behind that desire for negative attention.
  • A parent or teacher’s negative response or over-response in a negative situation reinforces that those negative actions will get them attention.

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