Nip It In The Bud – Or Be Eaten By The Plant!

6 Feb

How often do you find yourself attending to the “bad” behaviors of your children or students?

It is better to give positive attention to the things our children or students do appropriately, increasing the likelihood that these good and desirable things will increase.

By attending to inappropriate behavior we are far more likely to increase its frequency and intensity

than we are to “nip it in the bud” — We strengthen the very behavior we want to eliminate.

And that behavior will grow to this:

Evil Plant

Evil Plant

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One Response to “Nip It In The Bud – Or Be Eaten By The Plant!”

  1. Christine Smith-Johnson February 7, 2011 at 1:17 am #

    Great article, thank you. It always saddens me to see the children who do not receive positive encouragement. Some things stick with us forever and hamper our growth as an adult, leaving us uncapable of processing our emotions. That is a long hard road.

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