Conflicts with a child inevitably arise in any family. Psychologists say that the most common causes of such conflicts are a violation of a child’s borders, which kids begin to feel at the age of 3 years. A kid actively resists the instructions of their parents. This assertion of independence can continue at the age of 3, 7, and 9 taking different forms. So how can you find a common language with your child?
At Bright Side, we’ve begun to explore how teaching a child the necessary rules of behavior can bypass some sharp corners and show them that they are important.
9. Find advantages
Nobody likes critics. If you try to remember your feelings when getting harsh criticism or bans, then you will understand the wave of indignation that rises within your child.
The irritation experienced by kids prevents them from making contact, resulting in not speaking about fulfilling things that are asked from them. Learn to soften your criticism, although sometimes it is very difficult. Use criticism plus praise and you’ll get a result that is completely different!
8. Offer a choice
Following the regimen or doing household duties are of course, necessary. And often the resistance is not caused by the fact that it needs to be done but by the strict voice. Suggest a choice — but not too wide, remember your kid’s age.
The possibility to choose and make a decision greatly increases self-esteem and you will still have control over the behavior of your child.