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Doctor insights on: Healthy Lifestyle Rewards

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How can I use rewards to improve my behaviors?

How can I use rewards to improve my  behaviors?

Premack Principle: One tip is to use the premack principle--if you want to perform a given activity, you'll perform a less desirable activity to get at the more desirable activity. For example, if i want increase my exercise but i really love drinking coffee and reading the paper in the morning, i could exercise first and then drink coffee and read the paper. No exercise, no coffee and paper. Works like a charm! ...Read more

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What are the rewards of being a caregiver?

What are the rewards of being a caregiver?

Personal satisfation: It gives us understanding of people, their bodies, their emotions, thoughts. How one treats a person is exactly how they will be treated. It becomes a self reflection. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to use dessert as a treat or reward?

Is it harmful to use dessert as a treat or reward?

# 1 cause of .......: C'mon. Everything in moderation. And a scotch of love & nurturence never hurt nobody, no how! ...Read more

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Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Relationships: Our relationships offer us endless opportunities to grow and evolve. This may not always feel pleasant at the time. People tend to choose each other for unconscious reasons, and then struggle over issues that are sensitive to both. The most mutually satisfying relationships provide love, trust, connection, and affection that extend over time, no matter what stresses are also going on. ...Read more

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Son born at 32weeks, now 3yrs 10mths doesn't tell us when he needs the toilet or is wet. Tried pictures/rewards etc. Has ligamentous hyperlaxity.

Son born at 32weeks, now 3yrs 10mths doesn't tell us when he needs the toilet or is wet. Tried pictures/rewards etc. Has ligamentous hyperlaxity.

What does Pedi say?: What does your pediatrician say? Any other medical problems? Any emotional or mental development issues? Please provide more details. I'd love to be able to offer advice. ...Read more

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Must I reward my child with money for doing chores?

Must I reward my child with money for doing chores?

Trade works: Parents forget they automatically do things their kid values which can stop.That trip to practice/club/etc. can be traded for work they do.You don't have to sign off on that field trip at school, they can cool their heals in the library unless they will trade it for chores. Get creative.While money can work in some instances, teaching them to put value on effort goes both ways. ...Read more

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How should I reward my child when trying to get her to quit thumb-sucking?

How should I reward my child when trying to get her to quit thumb-sucking?

Rewards for good : Rewards for good behavior can be a simple as goods words and praise for good behavior. Most children like to keep their parents happy and do good. Try to stay away from candy. You can try bribes like a certain toy but try not to get in the habit of rewarding them for everything it is amazing how many parents tell their children they can get a toy after their doctor visit. Anyway. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the risks and rewards of breast reduction?

Doctors, what are the risks and rewards of breast reduction?

Comfort: Breast reduction should only be offered for the very pendulous breasts that cause excessive wt., postural changes and improper figure in a young female. ...Read more

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