It can begin at an early age…your kid learns how to manipulate you. Babies realize that crying gets attention, young kids learn that begging gets them what they want, and as they get older, they learn about guilt trips and other manipulative behaviors. As a parent, your job is to teach your kid that there is greater benefit to negotiating rather than manipulating.
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As adults, we all know that stress is a normal part of life. Coping with stress encompasses a skill set that most kids learn through observing their parents. The skills necessary to cope with life are the same for adults as for children.
These behaviors are often referred to as, “negative attention seeking behaviors”. They do indeed get more attention from parents than is necessary. Ignoring such behaviors, and instead, redirecting your child to make a better choice is more effective than reacting in any way to the negative behavior.
“The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.” ~ Benjamin Spock
Whether you are a single parent or part of a parent team, you always want the best for your kids.
There is no better way to give your children the best than by being a happy parent.