No one wants to raise rude child
Rude behavior has no place in our modern society. That’s why as parents, it’s important to raise your child with love, compassion, and respect for other people. However, sometimes kids tend to learn rude behavior from other sources, such as their friends, the internet, and what they watch on TV.
Here are some tips to help ensure your child grows up to be respectful, and not a rude child:
Make it clear who the parent is
Some parents believe that it’s important to be friends with their kid. While that’s true, and it can improve your relationship, it’s also important to establish that at the end of the day, you’re still the parent, and your child needs to listen to you, and follow the rules that you’ve set.
It’s not about fear or scaring your child into following what you say, it’s about mutual respect, and your child needs to understand that as their parent, you deserve that respect in order for you to have a good relationship.
Set clear rules, and stick to it
It’s important for parents to always be consistent when it comes to the rules that they set at home. Don’t allow your child to bend the rules, or bend it for your child. If they break a rule, they need to live with the consequences, no ifs, no buts.
Make the punishment appropriate to their age
Whenever your child makes a mistake, it’s important for them to understand the gravity of their mistake, as well as remember not to do it again. Which is why it’s important to create appropriate punishments for whenever your child breaks rules.
For teens, you can restrict their access to the internet or their phones, and for younger kids, you can place them on time out, or not allow them to watch TV or play with their toys.
Respect is a 2-way street. So it’s important for parents to also show that they respect their chidl, and not act as if you’re always superior to them.
This means no shouting or demeaning your child, and make sure to talk to them calmly about their mistakes, and what they can do in the future to avoid those mistakes.
Let them calm down
Sometimes, parents can talk too much. In some cases, you just need to keep quiet and let your child understand the gravity of their mistake, so that they can have a better grasp of the situation. This also lets your kids know what they did wrong, and figure out what they can do so it won’t happen again.
Talk to your child
Communication is very important, and sometimes all your child needs is some time to talk with you so that you can bond and be together. A good relationship starts with proper communication, so make sure to keep the lines open for your child, no matter how busy you get.
At the end of the day, your family is still the core of you and your child’s life. So make sure to keep your family unit strong and make an effort to bring each other closer. Your child will learn from the lessons that you teach them, and they’ll learn to make meaningful relationships in their life as they grow older.
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