Having a well behaved child starts with the parents.
Children aren’t born bad, they learn it from their environment and surroundings.
An active and attentive parent, who sets good examples, and enforces the child’s boundaries is all the child needs to make good choices in life.
The first step to having a well behaved child is to spend time with him or her.
Many children were act out or misbehave just to get attention, because they learn that the only attention they get is negative, and that beats no attention at all.
By spending time with your child, you’re giving them their much needed attention, as well as keeping them busy and out of trouble for that moment.
It isn’t difficult to spend time with your child. You can just talk to them for a few minutes every day, with no interruptions, even if they have nothing to say.
Ask about their day, what happened in school. This way you’ll learn about their life and the things they’re doing when you aren’t there. Be careful not to be judgemental.
If you’re too harsh or judgemental they will refrain from telling you things in the future. You want to encourage open and honest conversation by making yourself a safe zone when it comes to problems.
If you must correct actions, do not do it in an angry way. Explain calmly that what they did was a bad choice, and tell them what you expect of them in the future.
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