They always say that the new generation of kids lack the right kind of behavior compared to those who were born many years before. Though it might sound as a universal issue where every child of this generation is included, child behavioral problems are actually diverse and can be seen in one child and absent in another.
For the sake of comparison though, we still can extract and learn the most common behavior related issues concerning our children. But remember that these problems do not necessarily reflect on every child since some may possess all of them while others may only show a couple.
The first behavioral issue is whining. This kind of behavioral attitude can be annoying and irritating for parents if frequently done. A child whines in order to complain about a lack of attention or to simply emphasize self-pity. In this case, the child should never be allowed or tolerated to do the same thing whenever they want to. As parent, the most effective way of eliminating this behavior is talking to your children about it. Tell them that you will never respond to them whenever they try to do it again. If that doesn’t work, always ignore the behavior and by the time they realize it isn’t grabbing your attention, they will stop.
The next problem is dealing with bedtime battle. It is agreeable that majority of children don’t like the idea of sleeping. This is symbolized by your continuous battle with them when it comes to bedtime. Though there are so many ways where you can convince them to go to bed, the process usually requires a lot of time, effort, and not to mention, patience. But bedtime battles can be avoided by doing the right techniques. Emphasize to your kids that going to bed early and settling in without any excuses signifies that they are good kids. When they become good, they get rewards or treats for their good deed. By the time they get your promised treat or reward, they start to realize how important it is for them to go to be without any more of those silly excuses and delays.
Parents may not know it, but pampering and indulging your kids with all you got will actually not help them. Children are way too immature and insensitive that when you begin to give in to anything they want, they become spoiled brats. Providing your children with anything is a symbol of your love for them, but you have to emphasize to them that there are certain limits for their desires. Instead of giving them what they always want, you can perhaps make them earn it. Tell them to be good all the time for you to buy the toys they want or perhaps perform their chores to gain rewards and treats. In this way, they will realize in no time that not every desire is for free.