Positive Language Approach for Parents

Curious about what it means to embrace a positive language approach? Here are 3 tips to help you use positive language during challenging moments:

 
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Negative language can be very confusing to a child. When you tell a child what not to do, you are not providing her with any information about what she should be doing. In my experience, as both a teacher and a parent, nearly everything you want or need to say can be expressed through positive language. Everything. For many families, meal times are especially challenging. (My son is approaching 2 years old… I get it!) Smile. Try to appear calmer and more patient that you actually feel. Offer clear, positive statements that help your child understand exactly what’s expected of him or her.

 
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Physically demonstrate specific actions to help your child understand that safer, more appropriate alternatives exist. The next time you witness hitting, offer the same simple suggestions. Repetition is incredibly helpful when providing a child with positive alternatives to negative behavior. This approach can help children develop a clear understanding of the many positive ways they can interact with others. Looking for a place to practice? Seek out a communal sandbox. Shared spaces provide endless opportunities for young children to experience and resolve social conflict!

 

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Physically demonstrate specific actions to help your child understand that safer, more appropriate alternatives exist. The next time you witness hitting, offer the same simple suggestions. Repetition is incredibly helpful when providing a child with positive alternatives to negative behavior. This approach can help children develop a clear understanding of the many positive ways they can interact with others. Looking for a place to practice? Seek out a communal sandbox. Shared spaces provide endless opportunities for young children to experience and resolve social conflict!


Rose and Rex is online toy boutique and play resource that promotes the importance of imaginative, open-ended play in early childhood development. We aim to change the way people perceive play. Play is not frivolous. It is a valuable, essential tool for developing the key cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills that children will carry through school and into adulthood. We specialize in responsibly made, creative toys that spark engagement. In addition to being a toy boutique, we aim to be an accessible, imaginative and refreshing resource for all things related to play-based learning. Our current offerings include toys, content and workshops for parents and caregivers.

Rose & Rex is thrilled to partner with Fit Pregnancy Club for an upcoming Positive Language Approach workshop. We believe that the way we speak to and around our children directly impacts the way they feel about themselves and how they interact with others.

We hope you’ll join us at our positive language workshop on

Wednesday, August 8th at 6 PM.