Thursday , December 8 2016

TIPS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR STUBBORN CHILD

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Some kids are not easygoing and butt heads with their parents all the time; you can call them strong- willed or stubborn and if your kid is one of those, the straightforward methods to get them to follow your directions will not work. Instead of pleading or yelling, you need to follow the sneaky parenting strategies.

Sneaky here does not mean being manipulative with your child but rather smart; it means taking the sideways approach with your kids rather than the straight one and using creativity to have what you want accomplished.

With kids who need more control, giving them choices and asking their opinion are the easy way to get them to do what we desire.

Stubborn children are usually intrigued by challenges and games, so if you want your kid to pick up their toys and return them to the shelf, you can challenge your child with time and tell them let’s see how many toys you can put away in five minutes. You can even push it further and keep a chart to encourage them to outdo themselves, and perhaps a sticker or a treat for rewarding will make it fun for them.

You can lure your child to help you by saying “How about helping me today? You are very good at gathering laundry, setting the table, cleaning the mirror, etc.” instead of threats, use encouraging; you can say “We will go to the park as soon as you put your toys away” rather than “I will not take you to the park until you put your toys away”.

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You can use the music method to influence your kids’ moods; calming music often puts children into bedtime mode with no need for saying anything. This works well with kids who have trouble relaxing to go to sleep.

HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR STUBBORN CHILD

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