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Difficult Children - Moody, Disobedient, Naughty

Most of a toddler's actions are aimed at attracting your attention.She will behave in an increasingly willful manner in an attempt to assert her independence.This must not be taken as being disobedient.Dealing with a naughty or disobedient child needs extreme patience.

My child is moody and disobedient

Most of a toddler's actions are aimed at attracting your attention. Thus, she may try speaking to you, crying, hitting you or annoying you. She is not particular whether the attention is positive or negative as long as she can catch your eye. Once you respond to her, she will smile or laugh at you. She will behave in an increasingly wilful manner in an attempt to assert her independence. Do not thwart her attempts at independence at every stage, although it may express itself as disobedience. This can lead to her developing a negative attitude in the future. Your baby will have frequent mood swings veering between extreme displays of affection and anger. The good news is that your child will become more participative in play and this is a good opportunity to teach them to share.
 

How do I deal with a naughty child

A naughty child is one who knows the difference between right and wrong, but lacks the maturity to exert self-control and do the right thing. They are usually apologetic and contrite when caught. However, often you will find that they are doing the exact same thing you had scolded them for doing just an hour ago. You have to be very patient with naughty children. Initially, you should try the sympathetic approach, speaking to them frequently. If this fails, punishment becomes necessary. Corporal punishment is not an option. Restricting or withdrawing privileges is much more effective. 
 

My child does not seem to listen to me

A disobedient child is one who deliberately flouts authority. Children like this really try your patience. A disobedient child is rarely contrite or apologetic. His defiance leads to confrontations. Remember that physical punishment is likely to lead to aggression and truculence on his part. A programme that is a combination of reasoning and positive reinforcement is recommended. Explain to the child that her activities are anti-social or dangerous and suggest how she should behave. 
 

Is my child being particularly difficult

This is the time you will probably realize why this stage has been referred to as "the terrible twos." Nothing seems to be easy any more. You and your child just do not seem to understand each other. Your child is trying to spread her wings a little bit for the first time. She will constantly waver between asserting her independence and seeking your approval. She will become frustrated trying to do things for herself too soon. She will not allow you to help, although she may need your assistance. She will probably bite off more than she can chew in her quest to take charge of her life. This is an exasperating experience for you as you walk the fine line between encouraging her to be self-reliant and laying down the law.

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Bhaskar Margaj.2 months ago
Hi ,
I having 4.5 years old son , he is not listen , everyday I am getting complaint from his school for not behaving well.

He is not setting one place for more than 5 min for study .

I really worried ..what to do how I can handle him please suggest
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FabCam.2 months ago
I have a 5 year old girl, she will turn 6 end of October. I have tried everything with her. Patience, granddad, punishments, nothing seems to be working. Please I need someone to help me out.
 
 
 
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FabCam.2 months ago
I have a 5 year old girl, she will turn 6 end of October. I have tried everything with her. Patience, granddad, punishments, nothing seems to be working. Please I need someone to help me out.
 
 
 
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Amma.2 months ago
My almost 3 year is really hyper active and I am worried to even put him in play school,the only time he sits in one place is if I put cartoons or rhymes,even food goes down if there are cartoons.He knows what he is doin is wrong yet repeats it on purpose ,if I tell him use ur right hand to eat he picks up the food with his right hand transfers to his left hand and then eats.Its like this for everythin,the day goes in screamin n getting a few beatings he does not beat or shout at me ,and just says why did you beat me or scold me and I explain why he got scolded or hit.He tests my patience and sometimes I break down.TIPS AND HELPS TO MAKE HIME OBEDIENT AND DISCIPLINED.He does not sit still at all Does not want to play with toys either ,only does cyclin and says all his rhymes
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Amma.2 months ago
My almost 3 year is really hyper active and I am worried to even put him in play school,the only time he sits in one place is if I put cartoons or rhymes,even food goes down if there are cartoons.He knows what he is doin is wrong yet repeats it on purpose ,if I tell him use ur right hand to eat he picks up the food with his right hand transfers to his left hand and then eats.Its like this for everythin,the day goes in screamin n getting a few beatings he does not beat or shout at me ,and just says why did you beat me or scold me and I explain why he got scolded or hit.He tests my patience and sometimes I break down.TIPS AND HELPS TO MAKE HIME OBEDIENT AND DISCIPLINED.He does not sit still at all Does not want to play with toys either ,only does cyclin and says all his rhymes
 
 
 
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Sam.2 months ago
i think that your article is interesting
 
 
 
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hiyasshi.11 months ago
Ah someone please help me. My boy is @ 10 years old. No doubt sharp in studies n music bt totally indisciplined. He is not liked by his teachers n his frnds. Even he hads no friend. He irritates others by his activities too much that no body talks about his positive qualities all are always complainting about him. His teacher say to put him on meditation bt how that i dont know. Please india parenting team help me to make him sincere. Perhaps v r not good parents
 
 
 
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payal.1 year ago
My little one gets moody if she we forget to give what I promise. So, I am extra careful when making promises to her. She cries silently in the night and that makes me feel terribly bad. And it happened one night. Very good article!
 
 
 
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payal.1 year ago
My little one gets moody if she we forget to give what I promise. So, I am extra careful when making promises to her. She cries silently in the night and that makes me feel terribly bad. And it happened one night. Very good article!
 
 
 
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Praveen Premkumar.2 years ago
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