Also, use praise to point out positive character traits.For instance, “You are a very kind person.” Or, “I like the way you stick with things you do even when it seems hard to do.” You can even praise a child for something he did not do such as “I really liked how you accepted my answer of ‘no’ and didn’t lose your temper.” Teach your child to practice making positive self-statements. Psychologists have found that negative self-talk is behind depression and anxiety.
Used this way, it's Lampshade Hanging as applied to Paratext. Compare with other metafictional devices, particularly Painting the Medium, which uses Paratext and artifacts to tell the story, and Reading Ahead in the Script which is exactly what it sounds like.
Left the Background Music On is a specific inversion.
For instance say, “I would like you to keep your clothes in the proper place in your closet or drawers not lying all over your room;” rather than saying “Why are you such a lazy slob? ” Please refer to our page, Guidelines for Good Communication With Children for more suggestions.
For detailed suggestions on how to get children to act responsibly while achieving a good parent/child relationship, check out Kid Cooperation.
There are a number of ways parents can help children improve their ability to consciously make wise decisions.
Develop a positive approach to providing structure for your child. You can learn the basics on positive parenting by clicking to Parenting 101.
Teach your child about decision-making and to recognize when he/she has made a good decision.
Children make decisions all the time but often are not aware that they are doing so.
When, however the criticism is directed to the child as a person it can easily deteriorate into ridicule or shame.