Do you often use the words: “I must have told you a thousand times!”

Published on February 27, 2019


Every parent wants their child to be respectful and be known as well-behaved child. But isn’t a pre-schooler  too young to be disciplined? If he/she is misbehaving at any other place while you are out, it’s hard to know how to deal with their behaviour. Parents often resort to punish/reprimand children for their bad behaviour but the only way out is making them realize he difference between good and bad. Establish your role as a parent and help your child become self-reliant, respectful, and self-controlled.

Try to distract them:

If anything goes wrong with the child try not to yell at them because your tone will make them curious or upset, instead stay quite/clam and divert the child with another activity or engage the child with some toys. This helps to divert the child’s attention from the unwanted behaviour and also teaches about the limits.

Be consistent:

Parents might think that letting your crying child having anything demanded by them is pretty harmless. But giving in to your kid’s demands encourages them to pitch another fit the next time he/she’s not getting her way. It’s important to set limits and follow them.

Optimism is significant:

Avoid saying – No! as much as possible. If you say the word “No!” to your child all the time, he/she may start to tune you out or begin using it himself/herself when he/she doesn’t want to do something. “Save ‘No!’ for situations when safety is involved. For instance, you should quickly say “No!” in a stern voice. But when his/her behaviour isn’t dangerous, phrase your command using positive words.

Show them how it’s done:

When coming to toddlers they get more out of watching what you do than listening to what you say. For example, if you have a hard time getting them to brush their teeth before bed, make doing it together as a part of their nightly routine. Demonstrate the behaviour you want by modelling it.

Encourage/Praise their good behaviour:

Toddlers act out because they lack communication skills and it’s a sure way to get your attention towards them. You should always make sure that your child knows what makes you pleased whenever he does something that you like or remembers to follow one of your rules. By doing so you’ll teach them that good behaviour can also get the attention that they seek from parents and they might keep it up.

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