A capricious child is a child who wants and demands things because he always manages to get away with it. If a child after a tantrum or tantrum gets what he wants, something is going wrong as parents. A capricious child will be jealous, envious and will demand things whatever. But being capricious o
A capricious child is a child who wants and demands things because he always manages to get away with it. If a child after a tantrum or tantrum gets what he wants, something is going wrong as parents. A capricious child will be jealous, envious and will demand things whatever.
But being capricious only brings negative consequences for when it begins to grow and to have to mature because it will have low tolerance to frustration and will not know how to face the difficulties of life, because since childhood they have achieved everything they have wanted, but The reality of life is not that. This is why it is so important to educate children so they do not become capricious.
Caprices are not children's needs
This is very important to teach the child because it is not the same as a fad that a need and capricious children often confuse it. It is not the same to want a toy or something that you want to buy because the other children also have a need like the clothes you need to wear on the street, a bed to sleep, food to be fed or school supplies for the school.
But not only does your child have to know what is a whim and what is a need, you as a mother or father must also know it in order to transmit it and not give in to their unnecessary whims.
Teach the child to value the effort
Also when a child has a whim before giving in to him he must learn to value things with effort, so if he wants something new like a toy or a pair of brand trousers you will have to condition that caprice , for example if you get good grades at the end of the term or if you are able to do an extra domestic chore (I say extra because you do not have to receive awards for doing something that is part of your responsibility, that must be something you must do as a member of the house) how to take out the trash for a month when it does not touch him or do extra things at home.
Other tips in the education of whimsical children
In addition there are some tips that should be kept in mind in the day to day education of children to prevent them from becoming capricious children since they are small, take note:
1 Put rules and limits from when they are small so they know what they should and should not do. Do not wait until the child grows to put them, it is better to do so since they are very small so that you begin to understand them soon in this way there will be some things that will internalize them without problems. For example, buy chocolate or knick-knacks only for Sundays or special days.
2. Find alternatives to caprice. This is especially useful when children are young and consists of finding alternatives that do not respond to their whim to distract them and make them forget that they want something. In addition, the alternative does not have to be something material, sometimes spending time in the park is the best solution.
3. Parents must go according to the same line. It's no good that Mom should deny him a whim and Dad give it to him. If one gives in to the whims the child will always use it to their advantage.