Making your children behave is one of the hardest thing to do as a parent. There are a lot of reasons why children misbehave. Sometimes this is due to the fact that they simply don’t understand the rules that their parents impose.
Other times, children just want to test their parent’s boundaries in order to see where they should stop or if they should stop at all. Making your children behave in certain situations might be a challenge, but is not impossible. There are two methods that you can apply. The first one is to apply a punishment every time your child is misbehaving. This method may work when you are around, but it might be a total disaster when you are not.
The second method will require you more time and patience but will prove out to be more effective on the long term and will also build a better relationship between you and your child.
Think about the fact that your kids see everything as a new thing and they don’t understand everything just yet. In their world is so much to understand. If your kid does something wrong, it means that he didn’t caught that yet, and needs your help. Showing him how it’s done will help him understand better. And if he doesn’t, don’t worry, you’ll just have to be patient and explain him one more time.
Understand that kids are not able to control their emotions. When your child is hungry, or when he is bored he might act aggressive. It’s a situation that you must understand and deal with.
Try to reward your kid every time he does something good. This way you will encourage your kid to behave the same next time.
Do not ignore bad behavior. It’s very important not to ignore your child’s bad behavior. For every wrong thing that he does show him the right way to do it. It is important to do that when your kid has a small age, because this way you will imprint in your child’s mind the need to behave and show respect when he will be older.
Make sure that your child gets enough sleep. Children need to sleep between 10 and 13 hours. If your child didn’t have enough sleep you might expect bad behavior from him. You should establish a bedtime routine for him and try to follow it as much as possible. It might prove out to be hard as children often want to postpone sleep, but it’s very important to stick to it.
Let them have their moments. After all, they’re children, right? Don’t be that restrictive parent that is always in the way of your child’s fun. Let him make mistakes sometimes because it will help him distinguish good things from bad things.
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Making your kids behave is a real challenge sometimes. They are so full with energy and willing to discover everything.
Beautiful article! It has a lot of new things that I’ll try with my toddler.