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In today’s episode, part 3 of a 3-part series about effective communication with kids, I discuss the 5-to-1 praise ration, the importance of specific vs. general praise, and learning to extinguish negativity by ignoring whenever possible.


I give a POWERFUL example about Gary Vaynerchuk’s mom’s approach (Gary is a very successful entrepreneur well-known in business circles). Gary was a D and F student growing up but his mom focused on praising his STRENGTHS and he turned those strengths into a multi-million dollar business.


I also discuss other ways we can implement this approach to positively mold and shape our kids into do-gooders and positive thinkers!


Question of the day: Give us your examples of how you were able to elicit more of your child’s strengths by using specific praise!


Join the Enlightened Moms, Raising Evolved Kids Facebook Group  to continue the discussion!


Contest Rules (#momsAWAKE Coffee Mug Give-Away):

  1. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, then write a review (take a screenshot before you press submit).
  2. Send me your screenshot through one of my social media links below (direct message or post/tag me).  I will be in touch with you if you have won!

*one mug per week will be given away, this contest is running through the end of 2018


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