Now I’m not saying you’re never going to use the word “don’t”. It does have a proper place. However, if you can teach your children to focus on the positive, it will help with a better outlook and more positive behavior.
From Growing Families International, “What Virtues Do: Virtues contained within a person’s moral warehouse are the cumulative assets of his or her character. Behaviors controlled by vice words and activities reflect the deficit of character. Although moral deficits are the default within human nature, every habit of vice, can be replaced with a life-giving habit virtue.”