How to Take Care of Peevish Kids
Your toddler is the apple of your eyes but the way he behaves might get you on your nerves. Some experts have described these behaviours as part of their growing phase. Most of the times it is their physical needs that give rise to such attitude, be it sleep, hunger frustration, stress or boredom. It is necessary to understand that the child is growing and thus, is adapting to the new environment and if he is exposed to aggressive behaviours or violence and abuse (extreme cases), it will affect his personality from this little age. At times, low self-esteem also leads to attention-seeking behaviour among children.
Handling Annoying Behaviour:
His Interference in Adult Conversations- Experts suggest that while your child needs to be taught to wait before he gets to speak, the conversation should go something like, ‘after my turn is over you can have your say, as of now I will do the speaking’ or ‘Please listen carefully patiently and after I have spoken, you get to speak”. Answer your child’s questions only after you are done speaking and set this as rule. And in order to implement these rules the following guidelines will help:
- Neglect when he interrupts
- Role-playing practice to teach him how to behave in real life social situations
His Tendency to Lose things and You Finding Them:
Set aside an area for your child and teach him to organize and keep his toys and other stuffs within that space. Try singing to him while you search for his lost items only initially. However, tell him emphatically that it is his duty to search for his belongings. Be gentle when you tell him to learn to be responsible for his stuff so that he can find them when he next looks for them. Praise him when remains organized and uses his memory and do not lose temper when he fails to remember.
He is Well-behaved When with You but Forgets to do so When with Other Company:
Many times children behave themselves with their parents around them but put up a different personality when exposed to unfamiliar environment or people. At times like this it is best to follow the tips provided in the lines below:
- Make him psyched up as you tell him what or who to expect- the place that you are going to, what the scenario will be like and who will be the person you intend to meet
- · Tell him repeatedly to make use of “gentle voice’ while speaking to refrain him from shouting or displaying his anger through any action
He Totally Ignores Your Words and Pretends Otherwise:
It is most important that you act as a model of what you teach your child. Always be a ‘good listener’ when your child wants to say something. Maintain constant eye-contact while speaking to your child and try to reduce all the distractions in the environment like noise. While making any request it is important to maintain a very close distance. Make sure he pays attention to you when you are speaking to him and do not raise your voice. If you do so, he will do the same, copying your actions.
He uses Bad, Filthy Words and Makes it a Habit:
The tips that will help you deal with your child’s problems with language skills are listed below:
These tips will slowly but surely help you deal with your child’s peevish manners.
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