Wouldn’t it be great if your child listened the first time? As a parent, you know that this is hard. You want your child to listen because it’s frustrating to repeat everything over and over again. Why not work with your child to help them become better behaved? Here are some tips to keep in mind!
7 Tips to a Better-Behaved Child by Next Week
#1. Snacks are your best friend.
Don’t just give your child any snack, give them a healthy snack. Too much sugar can leave your child in a rotten mood. Feed them good stuff and watch how their mood and behavior changes in just a few days.
#2. Be a constant in their lives.
Trust me, it’s so easy to want to run far away when your toddler is banging his whole body on the floor or throwing toys at you. Your kid needs you there, even when you need a break. Be a constant in their lives and show them that you’re there, no matter what.
#3. Let them know that you’re the parent.
Ugh, didn’t we hate hearing this as children? It’s the truth, though! Let your children know that they need to listen because you know what’s best. You don’t need to yell at them and shove this concept in their face. However, they need to know that you’re their mommy or daddy and they should listen. You want them to listen for their own safety!
#4. Start every day anew.
If you want a better-behaved child by next week, stop dragging out their negative behavior. Once they have done something naughty and you’ve dealt with it, don’t keep bringing it back up. Even talking to your spouse about it in front of your child can stir back up the bad behavior.
#5. Don’t just give them negative attention.
You’ve heard this advice from the top parenting experts. Don’t give your children only negative attention. Look for the good things they are doing as well. Better behavior comes when they realize that you see them doing good thing and not just bad.
#6. Be a good behavior example.
Parents throw fits too but get mad when their kid does it. If you want to see better results in your child’s behavior, make sure you are also exemplifying this behavior.
#7. Accept their mistakes along the way.
A better behaved kid does not mean a perfect one. Learn that your child will make mistakes along the way. It’s okay, they are still a child.
When your child acts up, it can be frustrating. However, these tips can help you get a better handle on their bad behavior before it gets really out of control. Do you have any tips to add?