Positive Reinforcement: 9 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Child

Positive Reinforcement: 9 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Child

Learn what phrases to banish from your vocabulary and how to talk so your kids will really listen.

I was trying to do two things at once—cook (in the kitchen) while deciphering some paperwork (in the next room). I’d been interrupted a thousand times with requests for snacks, shrieks over spilled paint water, questions about what squirrels like to eat, and arguments over whether clouds could be blue and flowers could be green. And did I mention that a ruptured disk in my back was throbbing even worse than my head?