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Easy Ways to Get Your Child to Behave and Want To

It is important that you make your child feel that you are on the same team. Most kids will behave in a manner that will make you proud, and you should show them that you take note of these. When you see your child behaving the way you want, you should also analyze if that’s the way he wants to behave too. His behaviour should not be something forced—it should come from within. There are strategies for you to establish that behaviour.

 

            Build stronger bonds. If you want your child to be more cooperative and attentive, change your focus from improving him to improving your relationship. When you dwell on the way he’s misbehaving, it will discourage him and later on, will discourage you too. You will feel like a bad mom and he will feel as if he can’t do anything right and make you proud. Try giving him positive feedbacks, which will not discourage him. A specific compliment on something you see him doing will be a big thing for him. Also, don’t forget to spend some time with your child each day by doing something he enjoys.

 

            Be a booster. You will find it difficult to give him some kind of freedom. When he grows older, he will do stuff on his own and sometimes you will find yourself interfering when you should not, anymore. Telling him what to wear will make him feel as if you don’t trust him and his abilities. Instead of doing that, let him decide on his own. It will not only boost his self-confidence and decision-making attitude, but will also make him feel that you’re confident with him; that you trust him and by doing that, he will double think in doing something that will hurt or disappoint you. Let him accomplish as many small tasks as possible.

 

            Control yourself. Maintaining your composure instead of showing your frustration lets your out-of-control child “borrow” some of your calmness. Label his feelings instead of judging them. Tell them something like “I can see that you’re really mad now.” Then state the unacceptable behaviour and give him a better alternative. “Kicking your toys isn’t right. You can tell me when you’re angry instead of kicking your toys.”

 

            If your child is older, you can also show them that you agree with them. Something like “I know how boring it is to do homework.” This will make them feel that you completely understand them and that will also make them understand things better.

 

            Imposing on your kids strictly will not help. Make sure they feel that you know where they’re coming from, and they will behave the way you want them to, without forcing them.

 

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It is important that I provide the right nutrition for my child because (choose 1):

He needs it to be able to do what he wants, and become what he dreams to be.

I want him to be the best that he could be.

He may already be deficient in some nutrients because of his picky eating habits.

I want him to grow up healthy, normal and not sickly.

This is one way of showing my love for my child. I want him to live a happy and healthy life.

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