It is not unknown, that managing kids through their growing up years has never been an easy job. Ask any parent about it and the answer will be mostly that it is very challenging to manage kids in their growing up years. Though, children are naughty and this behavior is quite natural, managing them properly is quite important.
Here are a few tips on how you can deal with misbehavior of your kids.
Give Time – Your time is probably the best gift a child could get. More so in the present times when children have working parents. Children need attention and if you are not giving them attention they would find out ways sometimes to garner your attention. So, give them as much time you can and engage with them through play or conversation.
Setting Rules – This is one of the most important points to be considered. A clear set of rules need to be made and explained to your child. Though it is advisable that you don’t overload them with many many rules but have some really necessary ones. If you child is young, you need to explain them the rules in a language they can clearly understand.
Rewards – Reward your kids for good behavior but not with toys or food but with feelings, praises and applauds, smileys on their hand or stars or playing their favorite book and likes.
Consequences – As much important it is to set realistic and clear rules and put them across to the child, it is important to explain your child about the consequences as well. These rules have to be reinforced continuously even if they are small and simple ones. One of the examples would be when your child destroys something that is important, you have to ask the child to work that suits the child for it.
Consistency - Children never tend to follow rules and it is only repetition or consistency in the rules that could help you discipline your child in a certain way.
Self Regulation – Children do follow foot steps of kids and hence you as a parent need to follow what you preach. If you tend to disrespect or shout at your child all the time and not handle the situation calmly, then your child is most likely to follow you foot steps. So, take care of your own behavior before trying to regulate your child’s behavior.
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