Be Careful What You Reward

Don’t reward the wrong behavior–and don’t reward the wrong attitudes,
either. To “reward” means to respond to something wrong or unhealthy by
saying or doing something positive for the person who’s wrong. Don’t do
it. Try to pay attention to how your behavior comes across to the
person you’re dealing with. Be rational and objective, not emotional.
If you’re emotional, you might get caught up in pity or “compassion” or
some other way of feeling that simply does not apply to the factual
reality of the situation. Don’t create monsters in your life. There’s
no need to have even a single one around.