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Parenting Issues -Dealing With a Defiant Child – Waflay Post
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Parenting Issues -Dealing With a Defiant Child

dealing with a defiant child

dealing with a defiant child

At times in family life, you may find your child doing mistakes many often and does not want to change for good.

The strategies of dealing with such a child are:

  1. You hold your child accountable.

-This is to make your child know that he/she is wrong.

-The child needs to know the family rules and this will make a child to know what is expected of him/her.

-You should sit down with your child and tell him or her what is acceptable or not in the family. This can for example be avoiding use of abusive language or treating others with respect.

 

  1. If a child goes wrong, act but do not overreact that is may be fight or make noise.

-Don’t be angry with your child and cool your temper.

-Calmly tell your child that you do not approve of the behavior and you will deal with this later. Such an action will make the child to think things over again, about what he/she has really done.

3. Enforce age appropriate consequence.

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-You should be aware that an 8-year old child is different from that of 20-year old.

-This can involve taking something from your child once a mistake is done.

-Grounding your child from certain activities or from accessing electronic devices.

4. Keep your power

-It is good to stand your ground as a parent and for a child as the child.

-Do not argue with your child because if this happens you are just giving the child more power of

over the situation.

-Even if your child wants to argue, do not allow this and make it clear to the child that there are

consequences for any wrong done.

5. No second chances or bargaining.

– If a child does repeated mistakes take action so that they see the seriousness in it.

6. Always build on the positive actions or attitudes of the child.

-You should praise your child for a positive behavior or even reward for something good done.

7. Set regular time to talk to your children so that you know how a child can change.

Happy parenting!

 

Written by waflay

A Kenyan blogger who understands that the world is so unfair! In Watching the World, he highlights his views, opinions and news in prose and poems for ONE REASON --- real story.

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