Reward vs Punishment
It’s all too easy to fall into the habit of admonishing and punishing friends and loved ones for their irritating habits. How many times have you asked him/her to put the loo seat down, put the plates in the dish washer and not the sink and put their clothes away? It can be exhausting repeating yourself. And your pleas often fall on deaf ears!
So after reading an article on reward vs punishment, Sam and Gina consider the benefits of encouraging a change in behaviour by focusing on the good things your partner’s done. To encourage them and let them know you’ve noticed. We’ve put it into practice with our own partners (and more importantly – ourselves!) and the good news? It works!