Complete after reading and completing the activities in the article – Using Positive Reinforcement to Increase Connectedness – Activities to Practice for Parent-Child Relationships
* Read the article – Using Positive Reinforcement to Increase Connectedness – Activities to Practice for Parent-Child Relationships
* Complete all of the activities. If you are not a parent you may complete the activities and role play that you are the parent of the child in the scenarios.
* If you work with parents and children in your work, take on the role of one of your parent clients or the child client and complete the activities with this perspective.
* Post a summary of your experience completing these activities and your reactions to this assignment in the discussion board.
Respond to 2 of your class colleagues listed below:
student one: I feel these activities were great in showing the fact that just because you are a parent, does not mean you are always right in the way that you discipline and or reward. There is always room to be improved on both side’s of the spectrum. I feel parent’s being aware of reinforcement’s could definitely reflect better on the well-being of the household. Expressing feelings and situation’s in which one is unhappy about is the best way in getting both your point across and not allowing negative buildup which could transpire into negative and unnecessary action’s.
student two: As a parent, at first, I thought these activities were really silly. These would be things that you would see on a 1950’s tv show. I guess I am just really old school in my parenting ways. I first thought that this kind of behavior modification really would not work to well with teens in today’s society. Well, I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks because just for jokes and giggles, I tried this with my 15-year-old. At first, she looked at me like I was crazy. She really thought that when I came to her and said that I was upset with her because she did not mop the kitchen floor (her daily chore) last night and asked her to make sure that it was completed tonight. When she did complete her chores, I praised her, and she just smiled. I think the way I di things before were very different. I would have told her that her chore had not been completed and that if it was not done again there would be consequences. There would have been no conversation had about her doing it at all. It seems like it would have only been mentioned if she had not done her chore and there has not been any praise at all. This really brought to light other ways of handling a situation and I am going to keep trying to use this method in the future.1 attachmentsSlide 1 of 1