How to Raise Well-Behaved Children

Follow this advice and raising children will be much more rewarding.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Spend time with your child Spend time with your child. Get involved with every aspect of their lives: school, sports, friends, etc.
  • Step 2: Agree on rules Discuss and agree on rules and disciplinary actions with anyone helping you raise your child. Disciplinary contradictions can only confuse your child.
  • Step 3: Stay calm Create an environment full of positive reinforcement. Avoid hostile behavior at all costs, and calmly discuss troubling situations
  • Step 4: Take charge Remind your child that you are the parent and they are the child.
  • TIP: Do not play the role of your child’s friend. You are the parent and should demonstrate your authority.
  • Step 5: Create consequences Teach your child the meaning of good behavior. Create consequences for bad as well as good behavior.
  • Step 6: Don’t give in Don’t give in to your child’s wishes once you have expressed your stand.
  • Step 7: Take care of yourself Eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep to deal with the heavy load of everyday parenting.
  • FACT: Did you know? In 2007, 18 percent of American children lived in poverty

You Will Need

  • Time
  • Patience
  • Disciplinary rules
  • Positive reinforcement
  • A Healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • A healthy sleep regimen

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