The Guide: Positive Language Strategies
Whether you’re hoping to tackle challenging moments, enhance everyday conversations, or inspire open dialogue about big topics, we’ve got you covered! Our comprehensive Guide to Positive Language Strategies pairs real life examples with practical tips. The included Companion Workbook includes helpful exercises, conversation starters, and bonus tips to help families put our Positive Language strategies into practice.
You’ll find three types of support in our bestselling guide and companion workbook:
Positive language vs. negative language
Become familiar with positive language alternatives to common statements like “Don’t hit!” and “Stop throwing sand!” You’ll receive language strategies for specific scenarios that every parent, caregiver, or educator is bound to experience.
Positive language strategies for challenging moments
Learn how to set limits and offer meaningful consequences using a positive language approach. Responding to challenging moments in this way clarifies expectations and provides children with valuable opportunities to modify their own behavior
Positive language for everyday conversations
Desperate to get your child talking after a long day apart? Wondering how to respond when your child requests help for the 100th time? Our positive language strategies will serve you well. We’ll explain the difference between encouragement and praise (and why it matters) and even help you tackle big topics like bodily consent!
Materials & Safety
Digital Download: The Guide + Companion Workbook will be sent to your inbox immediately upon checkout.
Includes: 45-Page Beautifully Designed Guide PDF + 20-Page Companion Workbook PDF
Guide Content: Intro to our Positive Language approach and 20 individual Positive Language strategies
Workbook Content: Prompts for reflection, multiple choice sections, charts to organize your observations and actions, additional Positive Language tips, 3 lined pages for journaling.
About the Author:
Lauren Vien, M. Ed, taught in private Manhattan preschools for over a decade before joining the Rose & Rex team as Education Director. With a masters in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from NYU, Lauren is deeply passionate about positive language and developmental play. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and two young children, Henry and Violet. Family pastimes include building with couch cushions, preparing plant-based meals, and scooting to neighborhood playgrounds.
The ideas presented in these digital products are educational resources and are not substitutes for professional medical treatment or advice.
These digital products are meant to be used solely by the original purchaser and his or her immediate family. Additional parties wishing to use the Guide and/or Companion Workbook must purchase their own PDFs. The images, layout, design and content of these resources are copyright Rose & Rex 2022. No part of this guide or workbook may be reproduced or distributed in any form.
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Here's what people are saying about our bestselling Guide to Positive Language Strategies:
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"Two years later, the Positive Language guide is still so helpful to me. I have pages of it hanging up around my apartment- on the fridge, on my mirror. It's always helpful to see something that reminds me of my goals as a parent!"
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"I read through the entire PDF the day it was released, and forwarded it to my husband, sharing that this is the kind of embodied communication I am inspired to live in our home."
"We try to implement this language constantly, but your specific examples are easy to remember and helpful to have in the back of my mind. The guide is such an inspiration to me."
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