Top tips for Parents
Allow your child to show you what they have, always listen to your child when they speak to you, if you cannot stop what you ae doing straight away, agree to once you have finished what you are doing. It is essential you spent quality time with your child even if it is short periods of time but often.
Children often like hugs, cuddles, and holding hands. As they get older think about what they are comfortable with. Send them texts or notes and find a way of communicating that they are happy with.
When they do something that you would like to see more of e.g., “Thank you for doing what I asked straight away”. They then know what it is that they are doing right.
Stay calm and give them a clear instruction to stop misbehaving and again tell them what you would like them to do instead e.g., “Stop fighting and play nicely with each other.” Thank them if they stop but if they don’t, follow through with the appropriate consequence.
Sit down and lead a family discussion on the rules in the home explaining your reasons and let your child know what the consequences will be if they break the rules.
All children misbehave at times and it is inevitable that you will have some discipline hassles. Trying to be the perfect parent can set you up for frustration and disappointment
It is difficult to be a calm, relaxed parent if you are stressed, anxious, or depressed. Try to find time every week to let yourself unwind or do something that you enjoy
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