The child is a human being who just like a young plant that needs constant Caregiver, affection, attention, and then an evaluation of the behavior at the time of need. He is not an educational situation that tolerates experimentation and punishment as parents find themselves correcting and punishing the child for his safety, to be clean all the time, or to prevent him from destroying something.
Most of us rush to use the word “no” easily which leads to a case of anger and crying from parents and kids. Are there alternatives? Yes, there are Caregiver ways to deal with your child such as:
Set a few simple rules:
Rules are important so that the child knows what to do and what he should not do. Explain to your son those rules so that he knows his limits and tell him about their consequences if he overcomes. Identifying some rules makes it easier to remember and implement them. Prioritize safety rules such as “not touching the oven”.
Take time before you react:
If your son misbehaves, you should not rush to him unless he hurts himself or hurts others. Give yourself some seconds to absorb the attitude and quietly think about how to deal with it. Remember that your voice must be firm but low when you talk to your child.
Provide an appropriate environment:
Your child may find it difficult to control his movement, so take care of the safety factors around him. Hide everything your child gets from furniture and home decor. And save him a book or a box of colors as alternatives to play.
Express yourself and offer alternatives:
Use sentences that express how you feel now, like “I cannot read the newspaper when you cut it” or “You can bring your story and read it by my side.” In this way, you will express yourself positively and sent a clear message to your child. At the same time provide your child with a suitable alternative to the next plan.
Put multiple choices:
Presenting different options to your child gives him a sense of independence and helps him make decisions. Say, “You can take a bath now or after dinner” or “Do you want to wear a blue or red shirt?” Try to make choices (only two options) at this stage so as to avoid distraction and confusion by the child.
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