10 Ways to Enhance Parenting Styles for Children with Autism

Utilize incentives

5. Utilize incentives

Remember what your child likes. Perhaps it is a snack food or a favorite toy. Give them access to it after they have done something good. When they start to engage in bad behavior, remind them that by doing the wrong thing, they will not receive a reward.

Just be cautious to not give the reward while they are engaged in bad behavior. Doing so may make this one event easier for you temporarily, but they will associate the reward with the behavior and will be more likely to do the wrong thing in the future. Rewarding good behavior will strengthen the feelings of respect between yourself and your child, and will ultimately strengthen your relationship and enhance your role as a parent.