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What is positive attention?

Positive attention is the way you show your child how they delight you by:
  • Smiling at your child
  • Being caring and gentle towards for your child
  • Using words that praise and encourage your child
  • Showing interest in what your child finds interesting
There are always lots of great chances every single day to show your child positive attention.

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