Raising a child is not an easy task, it requires a good dose of patience and another of perseverance. However, the key lies in disciplining with love. Children need both to be loved and accepted and to know exactly what is expected of them. Therefore, there are certain behaviors that parents should not ignore, which it is better to put a stop to as soon as possible.
Childhood behaviors that should not be overlooked
1. Aggressive behaviors
Children usually take a while to develop their ability to control themselves, so it is normal for them to react impulsively at times. However, if this type of behavior becomes habitual and, in addition, the child tends to hit, push or insult other children or even adults, you should take action on the matter. Aggressive behaviors are a sign that something is wrong and they indicate that the child is not capable of assertively expressing what he feels. In this case, you should talk to your child to try to find out what is wrong. You can also teach her some relaxation and impulse control strategies to help her better manage her anger.
2. Too many tantrums
It is normal for a young child to have occasional tantrums as these are a reflection of her inability to regulate her impulses and express her emotions. However, if tantrums occur too frequently, it is likely that you are spoiling your child too much and that they have developed a low tolerance for frustration. If this is the case, the solution is not to ignore the tantrums (this strategy is only effective when children use them to get attention), but to look for their cause and try to solve the problem that is at the base.
3. Constant disobedience
If your child does not pay attention to you and often disobeys your commands, this behavior should not be overlooked. A rebellious and disobedient attitude will not go away on its own with the passage of time and in the end your child will most likely become a difficult and difficult child to control. For this reason, you must begin to set clear rules and, above all, enforce them. If your child does not want to clean up his room after playing, do not let him go out with friends. If he doesn’t want to study, don’t let him watch TV. If you allow disobedience when he is still small, it is likely that when he grows up you will no longer be able to control the situation.
4. Pretending that he doesn’t listen to you
This is one of the most common rebellious behaviors in children and one of the most annoying to parents. However, the fact that you call your child several times and pretend that he does not listen to you is much more serious than it may seem, since in the long run he can become a defiant child who turns a deaf ear to your commands, advice or requests. .To avoid this behavior, every time you talk to the child, move closer and look him directly in the eye so he won’t be able to avoid you. Maintaining eye contact will make it harder for him to miss your words.
5. Frequent lying
Children find it difficult to distinguish reality from fantasy, so it is normal for them to sometimes make up stories that never happened. However, if the child lies on purpose, to achieve a specific goal, such as blaming someone else for his bad behavior or to get out of punishment, you should do something about it. Your child should learn early that lies are not an option to evade responsibility.