Independence and Privacy
As children grow up, they learn to be more independent. They might not fully understand what it means to be independent yet, and may end up clashing with their parents. There will be times that the child experiments with the boundaries of his or her independence, which may look like being reckless on the part of the parents.
Aside from independence, they learn the idea of privacy. Some kids get their own rooms during this time and get to do things on their own. While it is still the parents’ job to oversee what is happening to their child, this might be misunderstood by the child as overstepping into their private space.
How Do You Deal With a Rebellious Child? What To Do
How do you deal with a rebellious child? There are many things that can be done to help you and your child to cope with this kind of behavior. Here are some tips that can help:
- Have a listening ear and a compassionate tone when talking to your child. This is to keep positive and open communication with them
- Help them express their feelings clearly. Their grumpiness may be due to a misinterpretation of the message that they are sending to you
- Create a clear and specific set of ground rules. This is so that he or she can start to differentiate what is bad from good
- Be consistent with your response when teaching a lesson.
- Give recognition to your child when he or she has done a good job so that they will know the things that he or she needs to continue
- Set boundaries as parent and child so that they will know you are a person to look up to for support, and not at the same level as them
How Do You Deal With a Rebellious Child? What Not To Do
Being positive helps a lot especially with dealing with children. Here are some of the things that need to be avoided.