08 Mar

How do parents and teachers get through stubborn children?

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Handling a stubborn child has always been a pain for every parent. Each child is born with some kind of stubbornness in them. Their temperament might sometimes irritate us, but childhood stubbornness must be handled with care, as kids are very delicate during this time. Most kids get this kind of behavior as heredity, but they can also develop this by seeing others. How to deal with such kids is a question that might arise in the minds of many parents. There are several ways to deal with stubborn people. They are as follows:

Avoid arguing with them.

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Kids sometimes indulge themselves in arguing for every mistake they make. One feeling that they might have had is that what they are doing is right and so they argue to prove it. If the elderly start arguing with them, they will become more and more adamant about listening to anything.

Listening to them

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We all feel that nobody understands us. This feeling can be in them as well. Try talking to them and just listening to whatever they might have to say. Listening is an excellent technique that assists parents in understanding their children and acting accordingly. Kids have so many things on their minds. If there was somebody to probe them, they could come up with so much information. Also, when they feel there is somebody listening to them and understanding them, they feel good from the inside.

Avoid enforcing decisions.

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For some parents, the solution is to just force their kids to follow whatever they decide. But actually, it’s not good to enforce our decisions on them. Before deciding on anything, ask their point of view and let them be a part of the decision-making process. Give them some choices to decide on things if you feel they can decide on anything that would not be acceptable to you as a parent.

Empathies with them.

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The best way to understand a child is to understand their perspective. For adults, it is really difficult to assume what is going on in a child’s mind. But if you step into their shoes, you will understand the reason behind their being stubborn or arrogant. They thought their way would solve half the problem.

Develop positive behavior.

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Children observe their parents and enact their behavior, finally learning it. Lead by example rather than instructing them on what to do and what not to do. Parents should always behave positively and should have lots of values in them. A home with lots of values always develops good children, even if they were stubborn during their childhood. Practice values and try instilling them in your kids too, indirectly.

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