Andrea Petersen’s Wall Street Journal article identifies parenting that works. Our parenting brains have a negativity bias meaning we pay more attention to our kid’s bad behavior than their good. If you want to be more effective disciplining your children and changing behavior you will praise and reward positive behavior 3 to 4 times more often than you admonish bad behavior. It’s simple “Psychology 101”. Whatever we pay attention to we reinforce and amplify. Pay attention to the behavior you like and you’ll see more of it.