Have you ever been in a line at a fast food joint or at a grocery store and there was a kid throwing a temper tantrum over a simple thing?
Maybe they didn’t like the cereal picked out or they wanted a toy they didn’t get. It’s hard to get them to listen sometimes. Next on family growth blog , we will give some tips to raise spirited kids.
One thing that works with my son is, before we go anywhere like a toy store or play ground, we set down our son and tell him where we are going, what he can and can’t do and that when it is time to go he isn’t allowed to cry or protest.
This sets his mind and what to expect and what is expected of him. There are no surprises for him as to what he can or can’t do. It is all expected and there for planed even in his mind. This works so well and I can tell a difference in his action when we do this compared to if we forget.
Another thing is never back down from what you say you will do. If you say you will do something in response to their actions then always do it. Never change your mind.
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If you give a warning always back it up with actions. If you let the child believe you wont go thru with your warning then why would they bother listening. I’ve heard parents make warning after warning and never follow through. Those kids didn’t listen then and I doubt they ever will given the environment.
You might give them a choice on a matter. Maybe whether to eat one …
The secret to encourage the children to eat well is to establish the habit. A job starts when you add other foods along with milk for around six months old children.
For this process to be effective, you must be constant, gradual and patient. Feeding problems appear when a child feel strange with new foods. The sooner you detect the problem, them less complicated remedy must be found.
Rocío Ramos Paul, the psychologist and co – author of “My child does not eat”, gives us the keys for our children to have a good diet and learn to clear their dishes at every meal:
1- Establish The Habit
Ramos Paul said that as with many others problem, “the best solution is early prevention”.
And that is achieved by integrating the habit of eating in children from the start.
Keeping a routine and addressing the changes and progress experienced at each age. To achieve this, the expert speaks of three basic rules: “Start every meal in the same way in the same place at the same time”.
If we have a set schedule for five meals, or at least for dinner and breakfast if the rest of the day we are not at home, we will always do in the same place and meet a fixed routine (eg, washing hands , setting the table together, sit all around it and finish all food before removing the table and only then devote to other activities).
The child knows what to do in every moment, and automatically the habit is formed” he says.
2- Follow The Stages
Children grow up step by step, almost every day, and learning should be in line with this progressive development.
Ramos Paul remarked that parents …