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7 Ways to Steer Your Child Towards Good Behavior

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6. Catch her Doing Good

The Scene: Your four-year-old has a habit of fidgeting, leaving the table, or throwing food on the floor,

What to Do: Pay her a compliment when she practices good manners. "It makes Mommy happy to see you eating and sitting nicely like a big girl!" is specific, positive attention that reinforces good behavior.