Did you ever see a kid screaming and yelling at their parents, demanding some candy, a new phone, or anything else? Yeah, everyone has seen that at least once in their lives, but no one expected to have a kid like that.
This happens usually when parents neglect their kids. Jobs take up most of our time but kids need time with their parents – quality time, not just presence.
Some of the things you could do to prevent having an “I want this, now!” kid are:
- Put your foot down – Kids must have limits. If you let your kid do what it wants when it wants, you are most likely going to have a problem with your child. Set some boundaries, let your kid understand what is allowed and what is not. Explain to them why they can’t get what they want, they will understand.
- Take time to be with your kid, show them love – this is the most important thing you do as a parent. Your job as a parent is to prepare your child for the cruel world, and without love, affection and proper life education, your kid will have a tough time adjusting to the real world when they grow up. Kids without enough parent attention usually express their dissatisfaction by screaming, shouting, doing stuff that will make you give them attention, no matter what kind of attention it is. Hug your kid, kiss them, cuddle with them, watch cartoons together, go to the park, for a walk… Just be with them and love them unconditionally and you will be the best parent in the world in your kid’s eyes.
- Talk to your kids – we all have our problems, some people have job issues, relationship issues, mortgage issues, well so do kids, just not that kind of problems. When we look at those problems, they aren’t really problems for adults, but for kids, those problems are the biggest issue they have ever encountered. We as parents must be there for our kids, no matter how silly or small the issue might be. Talking to your kids will create a bond, your kids will see safety in you, and you will always know what is happening in their lives no matter how much time you’re apart throughout the day.
- Be consistent with your decisions – Parent shape minds of their kids. Your kid will surely ask you for something many, many times over and over again. Remember the decision you made the first time your kid asked you about something and stick to it. If you let your kid do something and a few days later forbid the same thing, your kid will get confused. This way if you stick to your decisions, your kids will learn about good behavior faster. You are the parent, you make the decisions. Let your kids be kids until they grow up.
Every kid is different and every parent is different. If you want to be the best parent as possible and have the best relationship with your children, try out the advice we prepared for you. This is the tip of the iceberg, but it will help you be a better parent to your kids.