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Positive Parenting

girl pushing cartA baby who is deaf or hard of hearing is first of all a child. Babies need help to develop the security and appropriate behavior that will let them grow into happy and responsible children, teenagers and adults. As parents, you want to give them that help, but how do you accomplish your goal? Most parenting is based on communication, and you and your baby may be finding that communication is a challenge. In this section, you will review some effective parenting techniques and learn how they can be adapted to fit the communication needs of your family.

Giving Your Child Positive Attention
Helping Your Child Make Choices
Using Praise Effectively
Keeping Your Child Informed
Redirecting Behavior in Positive Directions
Using Routines to Prevent Problems
Finding Alternatives to "No!"
Dealing with Tantrums