Practical methods for children to obey their parents
When it comes to educating a child, one of the main concerns of parents is to make the child obedient . To do this, we must bear in mind that the way parents act is essential to achieve it, because if there is no conviction on the part of the parents, the child will continue doing and undoing at wil
When it comes to educating a child, one of the main concerns of parents is to make the child obedient. To do this, we must bear in mind that the way parents act is essential to achieve it, because if there is no conviction on the part of the parents, the child will continue doing and undoing at will without obeying their parents at all.
In Guiainfantil we talk with the child psychologist María Luisa Ferrerós to find out about some of the tricks that parents can follow to get their children's attention. These tips can help resolve everyday conflicts such as those that arise at the time of dressing, eating or at the time of showering.
3 basic tips to get children to obey parents
1- Some children often complain when going to bed or getting dressed in the morning. In this case, what parents should do is to stand firm and carry the decision made to the end. For example, if the child is not dressed at the time we tell him and we have warned him that in that case he would go to school in his pajamas, we have to do it. In this way, the child will learn that when his parents say something, this is serious, so the next time he will not hesitate to obey his parents.
The first thing that must be convinced to carry out an action must be the parents. The moment the child notices that the parents are hesitant or will not dare, for example, to take him in his pajamas to school, the battle with the child will be lost.
2- Another practical advice to get the child to obey is to give him the opportunity to decide for himself and not be forced to do something he does not like. For this we must propose two alternatives and try to make them the decision. We have an example at breakfast time when many children refuse to drink milk. At this time we should speak clearly with him and tell him that the doctor has said that you should drink half a liter of milk a day. So you can have a glass of milk in the morning or two in the afternoon.
The child will always tend to choose the most favorable option, since if he does not like milk it will be better for him to have a small glass in the morning and another in the afternoon than two at a time. In this way, we will have achieved our objective by letting the child decide for himself.
3- It is essential that parents come to believe in the power they have, since on many occasions they do not make decisions for fear of the child's reaction. The children have to learn from the first moment that when their parents say no, it is not. So, as the children grow up they will know perfectly what their parents will let them do and what they will not, thus avoiding further conflicts in the future.