One of the real major challenges parents face is how to make their kids behave in public. Each kid is different and while some are good children, there are others who can test a parent’s patience such as when they throw tantrums or become very restless. When your situation is the latter, it can be difficult to make your child behave when you’re out in public.
So is there really a formula to do this? Unfortunately, there’s no standard formula but some parents have certain techniques that successfully helped them in raising well behaved kids.
You’re probably heard the advice of “avoid labeling your kid” many times. This is very important in raising kids particularly in helping them develop self confidence and a decent behavior. So if you get enraged and are tempted to speak unpleasant words including those that can label your kid’s negative behavior, take a deep breath and instead, assure yourself that you have good kids.
You can actually share stories with your kids about how people think they are good, friendly and well behaved kids. From here, you can follow up by telling them about your expectations for them to behave wherever you may be going.
When you’re out in public, it would help as well to tell people including your friends about how proud you are to have your kids. Letting your child or children hear about your positive compliments about them can boost their self confidence and encourage them to be consistent with their pleasant behavior.
Make sure that you reinforce your remarks by assuring yourself that your have good kids and you expect that they behave well every time and wherever you go.
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Originally posted on April 26, 2013 @ 4:40 am