Going Past “Good Job”
Praise is a simple, yet powerful tool. Behavior-Specific Praise is a form of reinforcement describing desired Behavior that is Specific to the child, through a positive Praise statement.
So what is BSP?
It is a positive praise statement describing a specific behavior. It’s a way to provide positive attention to appropriate behaviors. BSP is a non-intrusive way to reinforce desirable behaviors in various settings.
Why is it important?
- Builds confidence in actions and accomplishments
- Helps inform the child of behaviors are expected
- Promotes more positive relationships
How to use it:
BSP Tips & Reminders:
- Be descriptive and precise
- Be sincere
- Be clear about expected behaviors
- Avoid comparison to peers
- Use more frequently than reprimands (4:1 ratio of praise to corrective statements)
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