Cindy Hovington, Ph.D.

Effective Use of Positive Reinforcement

Effective Use of Positive Reinforcement

When we hear the term “positive reinforcement” we might get an image of giving a child candy or chocolate to get them to do what we want them to. However, in this episode, Courtney, a behavior analyst, explains that there is a lot more to it. She explains that praise and positive reinforcement are not the same. She describes how we need to assess our child’s behavior and determine why this behavior is happening. This will help us provide our children with an alternative and help them modify their behavior. When and how can a parent use positive reinforcement? All these questions and more are answered in this episode! For links and resources visit our Curious Neuron. Follow us on Instagram @cuious_neuron to vote for topics and send in your questions for the people I interview.

Duration: 56 min

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