Sometimes its easy to just see the negitive behavior and react to that. Often there’s positive behaviors happening around and as a result of the negative ones.
Although its easy to just blast negativity at them, but dont forget to be open to the good they’re doing also.
My daughter takes forever to get ready every morning, and I sound like a broken record, “Get your shoes on, brush your hair, is your bag packed?” Ect.
And every morning we’re late, school takes 15 minutes to get too and she’s almost 9 years old so I expect her to get most of her stuff ready by herself.
Sure it’s easy to harp on at for her taking ages, but most days, with a lot of encouragement, she manages to get it done. So when she does, it’s important for me to praise her rather than just being a cranky old bugger about being late.
She goes to school feeling good, and I go away feeling like a semi decent parent.