I can’t tell you how many times I have a parent in my office (pulling their hair out) because they’re struggling to get their kid to follow directions. This is when I share our #1 Teaching Skill—PCP.

PCP stands for Praise-Correct-Praise!

I recently wrote a post explaining how if we’re constantly on the lookout for what we DON’T want when it comes to behavior, we’re just going to get more of the same.

So we have to encourage the behaviors we want.

Back in the day, when I was a boy, as the dinosaurs were still roaming the earth; parenting relied on “physical” motivation. Today we know better.

All we have to do is be on the lookout for the behavior we DO want and then encourage, motivate, and inspire our kids to do more of the same!

And the best way to do that is well-placed PCP!

Here’s an example…

Situation: Putting Away Toys but some DIDN’T make it to the closet…

PRAISE: Johnny, I’m SO proud of you for putting your toys away!

CORRECT: Now, didwe” miss a few? Ok, let’s put those away as well!

PRAISE: Great job—that’s my BIG boy!

Easy enough yes?

Need help? Stop by the school.

When you see my Instructors in action, you’ll see them get so excited as they use the PCP strategy! You see, enthusiasm is contagious. The more excited the instructor gets, the harder students try for us!

So be on the lookout for the behavior you want and be ready to encourage your child to the Top!