How To Encourage Good Behavior In Your Children

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Children’s behavior is one of the parent’s greatest concerns. We all want our children to behave well, and when that doesn’t happen, we often focus on the misbehavior instead of why it happened in the first place and how to avoid it in the future.


But beyond stopping these situations, some strategies can help you focus on helping your children understand their reactions and discouraging bad behavior. 


Keep reading to find out!

What Is Positive Behavior?

Positive or good behavior is based on actions that create positive environments for ourselves and others. Examples of positive behavior in children are speaking kindly to others, playing nicely with other kids, waiting for their turn to speak, and solving conflicts without name-callings, screams, or fights. 

These behaviors can also translate into everyday actions such as using good manners, helping with household chores, staying calm when frustration arises or going to bed alone at night. 


These actions are often unnoticed, but it is very important to acknowledge and encourage them to raise respectful, tolerant, and responsible future adults. There are many ways to promote this behavior in our children and focus on the good instead of the bad!

Ways To Encourage Good Behavior In Your Children

Toley is here to help with some tips on encouraging good behavior in our children and making it natural for them. Let’s get started! 

  • Role Model The Behavior You Want To See: We learn by example, especially children. For them, their parents or caretakers are the number one role model in their lives. Show your children how to behave by incorporating new and better manners in your life!

  • Talk About Your Feelings: Share with them how you feel when they misbehave. This will help them understand the situation from your perspective and learn how their actions can affect others.

  • Give Positive Feedback: When your children are behaving nice, let them know that what they’re doing is amazing.


  • Create Basic Rules: Creating and talking to your children about basic daily rules will help them understand what they should and shouldn’t do. Raising awareness about why there are things that they shouldn’t do will help them understand boundaries and their reasons.


  • Give Your Children Responsibilities: As they get older, children start to have more independence, and with that, responsibilities grow. Having more responsibilities and doing things on their own also comes with consequences. Talk to your children about those consequences when giving them a new responsibility so they’ll know how to manage and behave in these situations.


  • Create Environments To Promote Good Behavior: Make sure your children have a safe and stimulating space to play in by leaving breakable items out of their reach.


  • Add a Sense Of Humor!: When explaining rules to our children, frustration or sadness can appear because they feel over-limited. Try explaining rules with a game or a funny voice to reach them! 

Toley Ranz believes that love and tolerance are essential to promote good behavior in our children.

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