Hi, I'm Bill Corbett, Author of the Parenting Book, "Love, Limits and Lessons: A Parent's Guide To Raising Cooperative Kids." Parents are often concerned with what to do when you finally do get to see good behavior at home. We always see bad behavior. Good behavior is different and that's when we need to stop and acknowledge it and do something about it. So, the question is, "What are three things we can do to reward good behavior when we see it?" Well, the first one is to simply acknowledge it. Parents are often so busy and stressed that when the child behaves well, when they behave good as we say, parents feel relaxed, calm and are able to get the work done, to go onto the next item; to go in the kitchen, get the dishes done; to go in the office and get some stuff done. That's not the best thing to do. The best thing to do is when you catch your child behaving in a way you want them to behave, you need to stop and acknowledge it. That means, what you want to do with your child is to acknowledge it by saying, "I love it when you play nice with your sister". "Daddy really appreciates it when you fill the dog's dish on time." "Thank you so much for emptying the trash." We need to stop, give our children our full attention, acknowledge and, and thank them for the behavior. Here's another one. The second way to reward good behavior is to reward them with you. All too often parents want to reward children with money or things bought, take them in places where you have to spend money. I encourage parents to make the rewards frequent and plentiful but make it about things that don't cost anything. For example, spending time with you. Give your child thirty, say, sixty minutes with you simply for doing something you want them to do. Set a time and a date, use a timer and say, "This afternoon at three o'clock, you and I are going to go for a walk or I'm going to play with whatever toy you pick from your room." You see, it's important that we encourage children through time with us; that's the most awesome thing we can do, is spending time with them. But, when we shower them with money and gifts, it rubs them of the ability of understanding the whole social concept of, of growing a close family. The third and final way of rewarding good behavior is cooperation. Now, most of the behavior that parents want from children is just the cooperation. They want them to do their chores on time, they want them to get in the car seat, they want them to get their coat on or looking for cooperation. So, if the re, if the behavior you want to reward is cooperation, you reward it back with your cooperation. See, there's things that your kids need from you that you're not necessarily always willing to jump up and do. This is a good time when you see your children cooperating to acknowledge it by saying, "Thank you for cooperating with me; I love it when you cooperate with me." "You know what that does, it makes me want to cooperate with you." And here's an example. "You know what, you like having your friend Timmy over to play. How about Timmy comes over this afternoon if you would like him to as your reward for cooperating with me." So, it's important that you understand reciprocity; one hand washes the other because your child doesn't automatically know that, they have to learn that and it requires you to sit down and explain your child that when you cooperate with mom, I want to do nothing but cooperate with you. So, these have been a few tips on how to reward good behavior at home. I hope this information was helpful in raising your children. I'm Bill Corbett and you can learn more about me at www.coooperativekids.com.