Day 10: Learning, Pt. 3

The idea that punishment teaches a kid not to misbehave is a myth, pure and simple. Here are three steps for actually changing your kid's unpleasant behavior.

Since animals aren't born understanding the behavioral interpretation of any verbal or physical cue, the first step is to create a new behavior. This can be done in a number of different ways. Many trainers use shaping by successive approximation to create behavior.