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The Power of Positive Attention

"Why won't my kid just LISTEN?" is probably the most common complaint I get from parents of children of all ages. They want to know why their child seems to zone out the minute they're asked to take a shower, or to put on their shoes. They want to know why they need to ask fifty times before their child brushes their teeth. 

My first tip is always to focus on giving the child more attention. The parent-child relationship is the most important one we have, and when it's strong, it can be a valuable tool to give children the right kind of attention: praise. 

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