Well-behaved children? Isn’t that too big of a thing to dream of? When you think of kids, the first thought that comes to mind would surely be pure chaos and mess. And to think of kids as well-behaved? That’s just impossible, isn’t it? Well, not if you know the secret to raising a well- behaved kid. But since you are reading this, then you are bound to find out what that secret is!
So are you ready for a fun and mellow style of parenting with a well-behaved kid? Well, below are some of the secrets that you should know about!
Discovering The Secret
Do you know why most children act out? If children are not aware of their limitations, they will think that they can do anything they want and they will surely do just that. Children will certainly act out by throwing tantrums and whining when you do not meet their demands. When children understand the well-defined limitations that they should follow, they learn to control themselves and to respect the limits that they have been given. Because of this, the secret to raising a well-behaved kid is to set firm rules. When you do so, your children will not feel entitled to everything and they will try to behave according to your expectations without extra guidance from you.
Setting The Rules –
With that in mind, it is your role as a parent to set the rules to make sure that your child will understand what exactly it is that you expect them from them. Lucky for you, we have the tips that you need to do just that.
1.) Tell them the logic behind what you expect of them. Do not just tell your children to do this or that without telling them why they should and should not. When children realize that there are simple reasons behind the limitations that you have established for them, they will think that the rules aren’t just arbitrary and understand that there is a reason why they should comply to them.
2.) Be the best example. As we all know, children follow our lead. They do what we do, and say what we say. To let them know that you are serious about your rules, you should be the one to follow them first. When your kids see you following the rules you have set for them, they will want to do the same. Most children only want their parents approval.
3.) Be consistent. Consistency is the key to establishing firm rules. No matter where you are or what the occasion is, rules are still rules and you should still ask your kids to respect the rules that you have set. This may be inconvenient for you at some point but try to adhere to the rules at all times so your children won’t get confused.
With the tips that we have mentioned above, you can surely fulfill your dreams of living the life that many parents dream of and raise a well- behaved, mindful child.
Author Bio: Sarah Grace Del Rosario is a mommy blogger and freelance event stylist at Del Rosario events. She also works as a community outreach specialist and blogger at Formuland.com, a company providing holle goat milk formula and other organic products for babies. When not busy working, you can see her showcasing her paintings and recipe failures at https://thethrifysenyorita.wordpress.com/