Many parents struggle with wondering how to raise their children to keep them from wanting to be spoiled. They don’t want to go through the troubles of having to pick the child up all day, nor do they want to have the child crying just because the parent left them with a sibling. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to try to prevent your child from being spoiled.
One of the first things you need to keep in mind while raising your child, is when you set limitations, not to let your child change your mind. For instance, if you tell your child they can’t go outside, and the child starts crying, don’t feel sorry for them and tell them they can go. This will allow the child to assume that all they have to do is cry in order to get you to change your mind and get their way.
Also, when your child asks you a question, don’t be so quick to say yes all the time. Reason being, is that the child will be so used to when you say yes, that the one day you say no, their reaction may freak you out. By that time, they will be so spoiled and more upset than they would be if you normally said no sometimes. Don’t feel bad for saying no, everyone has had someone tell them no before.
Finally, another way to keep your child from becoming spoiled is to set a good example for your child. Instead of sitting around all day, and sending your child to do everything, set a good example for your child. Don’t teach them that an adult should be lazy, because they will assume that everyone is suppose to do things for them. Teaching them responsibility is also a good way to build your child’s character, as well as showing them that they need to grow up to be successful like their parents.
These things may seem hard at times, however, in the long run they will pay off. Instead of being the one with the spoiled kid everyone talks about; you can be the one with the respectful, successful, and responsible child.
There are two major forms of discipline including following rules and codes of behavior and punishing for disobedience. The easier and more effective form of disciplining children is by setting rules and codes of behavior that they should follow. This is the easier method because when children are raised following codes of behavior they grow up with this behavior being instilled in them. As the children grow up and become adults they have the ability to make their own choices but will remember what they learned as children. It is better to raise a child with moral rules and teach them to value discipline because it will help to make them successful adults. Ignoring the need to guide a child and then punishing them will only make a child confused and angry.
The best way to make is easy for children to have discipline is for the adults in the family to lead by example and follow these same rules. Children will not understand why only they have to follow a rule while the adults do not. Adults who follow the same rules and codes of behavior that they expect from their children are more likely to yield a positive response from the children.
Children also copy what adults do and they look up to adults for guidance and direction. Sometimes setting codes of behavior and rules does not even have to be done verbally. If the adults live by these rules the children may naturally follow and copy them negating the need to sit down and make rules.
Strict rules that are set out in writing can be very tempting for children to break because they want to test boundaries. If they don’t understand why these boundaries are there they will be even more liable to test the rules to see what happens. This is why communication is also very important when instilling discipline in children. If the reasons why rules must not be broken are communicated to the children very thoroughly until they understand why they will be more likely to follow the rules. A rule without a reason can seem very silly to a child and they may break them because it seems unreal to them and more like a game. Adults should have clear communication with children about why these rules are there and why it is to the benefit of the child to follow them.