Every parent knows the struggle of dealing with a child’s unruly or selfish behavior. No matter what we do, it’s always a big challenge to make our kids understand the gravity of what they did wrong. Every word we speak and every form of discipline we know don’t have the effect we expected on them. But a kid’s bratty behavior didn’t just pop out one day. Like everything else in life, there are several reasons why a child will act like he or she own the world and throws a massive tantrum if their demands aren’t met. Here are some insights to help you understand folks.
Parents don’t allow their kids to express themselves
More often than not, some parents tend to control how their children act. This tendency has the risk of hindering your children in expressing how they really feel or what’s inside their minds. Parents always assume that they know what’s going on with their kids and their decisions are always for the best. Well, the best is allowing your kids a certain degree of self-expression to build their confidence. Otherwise, they would resort to a bratty approach to things.
You’re not taking responsibility
Parents find it easier to place the blame on other people, items, or circumstances when their children are growing up spoiled. One of example of this is blaming the use of mobile devices. Yes, tablets and mobile phones contribute greatly to the deterioration of a child’s positive values and their development. But at the root of it all is a parent’s willingness to provide these devices to children who don’t full grasp its worth or use. These kids turn into mindless zombies whenever they are using these things and it’s up to you as a parent to take them away. Whatever the situation may be, you are fully responsible for your children and you have to take the necessary steps to correct their attitude. You can even teach them how to be responsible in their own little ways.
You give them too much
There’s nothing wrong with giving your child the things he or she needs and wants. The problem starts when you give them way too much. Giving them the objects of their desire, like toys, would only give them the idea that everything in this life is free. This practice erodes any sense of hard work and justifies all of their screaming and tantrums when they don’t get what they want. To remedy this, you have to explain to your child the importance of every item or belonging. You need to tell them that they have to deserve those things first before having them At the same time, you have to cut back on the concept of giving them too much stuff too.
Never give them a sense of entitlement
Making children feel they are entitled to anything they want is a recipe for disaster. If you don’t take out that specific attitude, they will grow up to be huge douchebags to every person they encounter. Whether it’s about material things, experiences, or their freedom, not addressing their sense of entitlement can be very dangerous for your kid. It can be because you’ve spoiled them too much but that shouldn’t be a reason at all. Once you’ve spotted this pattern, better cut it off before it’s too late.