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Change Your Attitude and the Situation

As the second series of effective discipline techniques, Change Your Attitude and Situation will help better understand how to handle situation both for you and your child, and how you both can remain calm during difficult times.

As our nurturance tools help you to build self-esteem and develop attachment, your actions speak otherwise. Your attitude and how you handle certain situations reflect how you handle your nurturance tools. We will share tips and techniques on how to keep your cool and how you can handle situations without causing a ruckus. 

Children's Behavior


Change Your Attitude


First, change your thinking about misbehavior. Know what behavior is expected for your child's age, ability and personality and accept that behavior. Allow your child to make mistakes. Don't accept behavior that hurts others.


Secondly, allow minor misbehaviors. Don't respond to misbehavior if you have a more important goal to reach. Continue to watch the behavior in case it becomes troubling to others.


Finally, understand the child's point of view. You and your child may have difference of opinions about what misbehavior is, and that's ok. Take time to think what may be going in your child's life t cause these misbehavior's.


Change the Situation


Encourage humor and have fun. Make things fun by doing the unexpected. Your children will have a great laugh and loosen up towards you. Come up with a new twist here and there when it comes to routines, dinner or just hanging out together.


Change the surroundings. Remove forbidden objects or change the environment to prevent the problem or misbehavior.


Change the activity, typically only with ages 2-11. When your child is about to misbehave because she is tired or bored, find another interesting and acceptable activity.


Distract or redirect your child, typically for ages between 2-4 years. Physically steer your child away from a possible problem to a  place where he can do a more acceptable activity.


Take time out to calm down, typically for ages 3-12 years. Gently remove a child from a difficult situation where she is losing self-control.


These tips and techniques to manage you and your child's attitude and handle situation's with more control. Stay tuned for next week's topic on Effective Discipline Techniques as we discuss how to Teach Values and Behavior. 


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