A seal is rewarded with a fish by its trainer.
Dogs learn obedience from positive reinforcement – a treat is one way to reward an animal.
Humans too frequently resort to negative tactics to win cooperation – sometimes it works, but never for the long term.
- Almost no one doesn’t respond to positive reinforcement whether it’s another adult or even a teenager.
- Rewarding effort is better than criticizing performance.
- Teach by asking indirect questions rather than make demands
- A human “treat” is a “well done”, “I’m proud of your effort” or “thank you”
By showing others how to succeed, you succeed.
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