Parenting Quick Tip: Mention the Good Stuff Too!

If you are visiting with your child’s therapist, teacher, or any other professional about your concerns, be sure to mention the positive aspects about them too (especially when they are in hearing distance). Often times we only focus on the negative reasons for our visit and the children just end up hearing what is wrong with them. It will feel great for your child to hear you talk about some areas in which you are proud of them. This positive feedback is a great motivator for making positive changes too!

“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting golden delicious.”

Bill Meyer  

Author: Kim Peterson, MA, LPC-S, RPT

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist in Dallas, Texas.

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