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December PBIS Parent Update

Here is a parent update on behalf of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) at Armstrong School.  Kids start developing their sense of self as babies when they see themselves through their parents’ eyes. Your tone of voice, body language, and every expression are absorbed by your kids. Your words and actions as a parent affect their developing self-esteem more than anything else.  Praising accomplishments, however small, will make them feel proud; letting kids do things independently will make them feel capable and strong. By contrast, belittling comments or comparing a child unfavorably with another will make kids feel worthless. Choose your words carefully and be compassionate. Let your kids know that everyone makes mistakes and that you still love them, even when you don’t love their behavior.  This is from the article “Nine steps to more affective parenting