Something that happens to almost every parent are children having temper and misbehaving, without them even recognizing the issue.
Luckily, for you, here, we’re going to present you 5 errors that every parent makes and should stop making them right now!
If you don’t react to these little behaviors and actions in time, you will bring about certain repercussions in the future of your children’s lives.
That was also confirmed by Mrs. Emma Jenner, a very famous woman known for her show on TLC “Take Home Nanny”.
There, she revealed 5 errors parents make that sooner or later would suffer the consequences.
HERE ARE THE FIVE ERRORS PARENTS NOWADAYS REPEATEDLY MAKE:
1.) You’re afraid of your children
In Example: If a child wants to drink milk from a different cup,
and not their usual one, parents immediately start looking for another cup instead of ignoring their request.
They do so out of fear that the child will cry or refuse to eat.
For Emma Jenner this is a huge mistake. Why are you afraid? Is it okay for your child to command you?
You have to let them cry if they want to, and go someplace else if you don’t want to hear it. But never raise your children indulging every single one of their wishes along the way.
And above all think about what message you´re sending them when you give them all they want just because they are crying. Are you going to do something about it?
2.) Justifying Your Children’s Foul Acts
If you justify their misbehavior and outbursts in public by using this phrase (It’s just a child)
or (It’s normal for them since they’re just children), you’re motivating your children to continue misbehaving and be irresponsible.
Well, children are capable of doing much more than their parents can expect. This goes for respect, manners, everyday domestic work, generosity and self-control.
Or maybe you think that a child can’t set the table by himself unless you order him to?
Of course he can, what happens is you haven’t taught him to, nor you expect him to learn how to do it.
It’s that simple. Raise the expectations you have for your children, that way you’ll teach them how to behave properly, said Emma.
3.) You don’ let others scold them
Back in the day, teachers and professors could scold our children when they behaved improperly.
Nowadays this is almost impossible, because if a teacher or an employee gives a piece of their mind to a child, parents tend to get mad.
If you act like this, you’re basically telling your children to misbehave and that neither you, nor the teacher, or the employee would do anything to stop them.
4.) Giving them Too Much Attention
We understand, by nature’s work, and thanks to it, we parents tend to look after our children too much. It’s good for evolution,
I understand that and I defend it, says Emma, but we should also create a timetable adaptable to children’s needs, such as food, clothes, nursing and others.
Nevertheless, parents nowadays are taking it to another level, subjecting their own obligations and mental health to children, to satisfying all their needs and requests.
You can’t give them everything they want, when they want. Neither can you burst out running for everything they ask for.
Remember that this will take your peace and your health away, it will stress you out, but above all, it will show your children they are the ones that are in control.
Keep in mind that nothing will happen to your child just because you’ve taken some time for yourself (unless there’s an emergency of some kind), neither will anything happen if you say No.
Parents today often resort to a series of shortcuts to avoid their children getting bored and thus start misbehaving.
They only burden them with electronic devices whenever they´re waiting for a doctor’s appointment, boarding a plane, waiting for a bus, or just cooking and cleaning at their homes. You have to teach your children how to be patient, when they should learn how to amuse themselves on their own.
They should also learn that food won’t be ready and served whenever they want it to be. Above all, you should teach your children they need to help in the kitchen, but not with actual cooking, but with doing the dishes.