There is already a lot going on in the life of a family. So to be also faced with the challenge of a child who struggles with learning can be overwhelming.
Children’s Learning Specialist, Natalie Nicholls joined Mike to share 3 types of reinforcements parents often use to encourage their child to learn. As well as the impact they may have on a child’s learning and motivation.
The 3 types of Reinforcement
1. Positive: A parent may hand out a gold star or pocket money to kids who do their homework.
2. Negative: Involves the removal, reduction or postponing of something. “If you don’t finish your homework by this time you can’t go to basketball practice.”
3. Punishment: Imposing something undesirable or taking away a positive stimulus.
“What I really encourage parents to have a think about…there is always a reason why the child won’t do their homework, won’t do their learning or won’t do their spelling…our approach to this reluctance and our reinforcement can help or hinder that child.”
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