Below are 4 ways to make life easier with your children's behaviour:
When children are bored and an argument is brewing, try distracting them with a little bit of humour. Once their minds are on something funny, their argument will soon be forgotten.
Alternatives that are acceptable
The words 'no' and 'don't' are said far too often to our children. Instead, try redirecting their behaviour by offering them alternative solutions that teach them positive ways to behave appropriately.
Have you ever wondered why your child exhibits certain characteristics of family members. Well, children learn by copying and watching others. Try using this to your advantage by teaching them appropriate behaviour. Show them what you want them to do, not what they shouldn't be doing.
Young children have a short attention span and can become bored easily. To avoid this, change the environment regularly. This could be something as simple as re-arranging the furniture in their room or changing the toys they play with by putting some away and bringing out other toys. Changing the toys they play with can be like Christmas without buying new ones! Remember changing your child's environment is sometimes easier than changing your child.