1. Pre-teens
  2. Behaviour
  3. Encouraging good behaviour

Video: Descriptive praise in action

9-18 years

This short video demonstration shows examples of how to use descriptive praise to encourage good behaviour. Descriptive praise is telling children exactly what you like about their behaviour. It can work well for children of all ages, including teenagers.

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