Do you make more positive
comments or negative comments to your children on a typical day? If you are
like many parents, you make a lot more negative comments than positive ones.
You may not even realize how often you are doing it.
Misbehavior quickly catches your attention. This fits with the negativity bias. The negativity bias is the tendency to notice negative behavior more easily and to dwell on it. This means it is easier to see your kids' poor behavior than their good behavior.
What do you do when your kids' behavior is outside your expectations? Isn't it your job to point out what your kids are doing wrong so that they can improve their behavior?