Parenting - Behaviour | 2-10 yrs

Dealing With A Bossy Child


Is your bossy child driving you crazy? Is your toddler domineering and overly-demanding? If yes then probably you can also relate to the following lines –

Author John Steinbeck, in his famous book East of Eden, wrote "“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..”

Perhaps all parents can relate to this line. However, pushy and overbearing kids can make parenting even harder than it already is and more. This may require patience on your part as well as some clever parenting tips. And the truth is that you can’t ignore to correct this misbehaviour as your bossy child may grow up into an impossible adult with really bad and controlling behaviour. This, in turn, can adversely impact her personal and professional life. Your child’s bossiness may also drive away her friends and affect her social life.

However, there are ways to deal with a bossy kid that can yield positive results. Do not give into her demands or pay her attention when she acts in an authoritarian way towards you. Do not take her orders. Explain to her that if she wants to be heard, she may have to change her bossy ways. Offer her alternative ways to convey what she wants – through requests and not commands. Team sports and supervised playdates can also be effective means to help your child mend her high-handed behaviour. With some efforts, you can change your child’s tyrannical attitude into assertiveness and make her successful in life.

For more tips on this subject, you can browse through this ClipBook. 


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