#101 Seeing the Good: A Parent’s Guide to Noticing Positive Toddler Actions with Camilla McGill

by | Mar 18, 2024 | Featured, Parenting, Podcast

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

How can parents effectively differentiate between positive and negative attention-seeking behaviors in their children, and what strategies can they employ to reinforce positive behaviors while addressing negative ones? What does positive parenting for toddlers look like?


By understanding the dynamics of attention-seeking behavior and adopting compassionate responses, parents can cultivate healthier relationships with their children and promote positive development.


In this episode, we’ll uncover the dynamics of attention-seeking behavior in children and how parents can navigate these challenges with compassion and effectiveness. From understanding the developmental roots of attention-seeking to practical strategies for fostering positive interactions, Camilla shares invaluable insights to empower parents on their journey.


We discuss the importance of self-reflection, the role of humor in parenting, and actionable tips for building stronger connections with our children. Whether you’re a seasoned parent or just starting on this journey, this episode offers valuable guidance for fostering a nurturing and harmonious family environment.


Camilla McGill is a dedicated parenting coach, who supports caring yet overwhelmed parents facing challenges with their children. Through her guidance, she helps them cultivate a balance of compassion and firm boundaries, leading to a more tranquil and harmonious family dynamic. With over two decades of experience and a compassionate approach honed through raising her own four children, Camilla’s online courses and personalized coaching programs have proven transformative for countless families.

Topics discussed:

  • Understanding Attention Seeking Behavior
  • Differentiating Positive and Negative Responses
  • Managing Negative Behavior
  • Developmental Understanding
  • Parental Response and Self-Reflection
  • Encouragement and Humor

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