Parenting - Behaviour | 3-18 yrs

Stop Nagging Your Child!

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Are you on the nagging parent bandwagon? Are your constant pieces of advice and lectures for your child seeing any fruition? Then stop nagging your child and jump off that wagon immediately!

When you are constantly emoting your displeasure through nagging, she is likely to distance herself from you. An article in Washington Parent says, “In reality, nagging erodes relationships. Kids enjoy (tolerate, hear) one nag. It shows we care, and we notice what is going on in their life. With the second nag they hear, ‘I don't trust you. You are not capable. You cannot succeed without my backing you up.’ This is NOT the message we want to send.”

Also, it might have extreme side-effects on the morale and psychology of your child. “Chronic nagging will chip away at a youngster's self-worth over time. Studies show that nagging does not improve behaviour – it actually worsens it. Nagging is especially defeating in kids with a poor self-image. Nagging and repeating commands make kids nervous,” says an article in Online Parenting Coach.

Then if your child commits a mistake or is going on the wrong track, what can you do but complain about it and nag her not to do it again? An article in Lifehacker explains, “Children know when they've made a mistake. Instead of lecturing them, just take yourself out of the situation and let them work it out. Once they realize by themselves that they made a mistake and take ownership of it, they're less likely to repeat it.” Known to have better effects, these ‘no-nagging’ tactics also include apologising, noting improvements, showing affection, and more.

To create a positive and encouraging bond with your child and to help mitigate the nagger in you, here are curated links from this ClipBook you can read.

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Why Nagging Doesn't Work

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The Negative Effects Of Nagging

Parents often engage in nagging techniques because they need their children to do something and because they believe their persistent requests, demands, reminders, and threats of negative consequences will influence them to do what they want.

7 Steps To Break The Nagging Cycle

In reality, nagging erodes relationships. Kids enjoy (tolerate, hear) one nag. It shows we care, we love them and we notice what is going on in their life. With the second nag they hear, "I don't trust you. You are not capable. You cannot manage y...

How To Stop Nagging Your Child

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5 Ways To Stop Nagging Your Child

Although nagging can eventually be effective, it’s just not pleasant for anyone involved, so Mighty Mommy has five tips to nix the nagging and use a more positive approach to get the same results.

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