“[DR] Shaping by a preoccupied or negligent parent is very close to the procedure we should adopt if we were given the task of conditioning a child to be annoying.”Skinner 1953.
Love it! In other words, don’t train unless you’re paying full attention. She says while quietly thinking about all the behaviours inadvertently shaped when doing something other than realising my learner was paying very close attention. Chuckle.
We must also consider that we are ALWAYS training when in the presence of our learners, even when we don’t mean to be training.