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A comprehensive guide to getting the best out of your teenager

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Teenagers are at the cusp of adulthood, but we often forget that teens are still kids themselves. As a parent, helping your kids learn the ins and outs of becoming an adult can be invaluable to them in the future.

In this resource centre, we detail certain strategies and habits that when cultivated, can teach your children the difference between right and wrong. Using techniques such as reinforcement and punishment, we hope to impart valuable lessons to parents on how they can get the best out of their kids. Definitions. The Teenage Brain Explained. Youtube. Adolescence: Crash Course Psychology #20. Why Teenage Brains Are So Hard to Understand. How to Train a Brain - Crash Course Psychology #11. Operant conditioning: Positive-and-negative reinforcement and punishment.

Positive Reinforcement and Operant Conditioning. In operant conditioning, positive reinforcement involves the addition of a reinforcing stimulus following a behavior that makes it more likely that the behavior will occur again in the future.

Positive Reinforcement and Operant Conditioning

When a favorable outcome, event, or reward occurs after an action, that particular response or behavior will be strengthened. One of the easiest ways to remember positive reinforcement is to think of it as something being added. By thinking of it in these terms, you may find it easier to identify real-world examples of positive reinforcement. Sometimes positive reinforcement occurs quite naturally. For example, when you hold the door open for someone you might receive praise and a thank you. Use The Reward Method To Teach Kids Discipline. The Use of Reinforcement and Punishment in Shaping a Child's Behavior. Operant Conditioning - Negative Reinforcement vs Positive Punishment. Parenting Children with Positive Reinforcement (Examples + Charts)

Children don’t come with instructions and discipline is often experienced by parents and children alike as an arena where our will and wits are tested.

Parenting Children with Positive Reinforcement (Examples + Charts)

Positive reinforcement is only one of many forms of discipline, but from the perspective of positive psychology, it may as well be the most important one as it focuses on amplifying what is already good in our children and in ourselves as their caretakers. Positive reinforcement as a form of positive discipline allows us to tap into our children’s individual strengths, draw attention to their personality traits and interests, and as a result give us an opportunity to connect, communicate effectively, and ultimately empower them to be more of themselves.