Positive Messages: Get Results
Positive messages are a good way to enlist your teen's cooperation. Suppose your teen has been dawdling over homework. You could say, "I hope you can finish your homework and do a good job. Then we can all play
games and eat popcorn after dinner." Of course, you could say, "No homework, no games after dinner."
The message is the same. But one way feels like an argument. The other way feels like an invitation.
Which would you be more likely to do?