Strong willed children are difficult to
handle. But, such children can benefit if their characteristics are positively
channelized in a right direction. Learn more about the characteristics of a
strong willed child.
All children have been strong willed
some of the other time but truly strong willed children show some qualities
consistently. These persistently strong willed children portray persistent
temperament which is noticeable right from infancy. These kids often referred to
as spirited children.
Characteristics of a Strong Willed Child
Below mentioned are the commonly found
behaviours and characteristics of a strong
Display Intense and Angry Outburst
While most children display strong
outbursts now and then the strong willed children display persistent tantrums
which do not subside for a long time.
Strong Willed Decide their Own Speed
If you give permission to a strong
willed to go to the park, you will notice that they simply fly out of the door.
But ask a strong willed to go to the market and it may take an hour to
convince. The strong willed children move at their own pace. They may eat and
talk fast but move slowly in all other matters that may not interest them.
Can Go into Endless Argument
Strong willed children cannot give up
when they disagree, they will argue on forever. Their persistent stubbornness
will not allow them to take no for an answer. In the end you will give up as
they will simply tire you out.
Have to Have an Answer
There is no reasoning with the strong
willed children. They cannot simply be told why they cannot do something. They
have to have an answer why.
May Not Go by Your Expectations
Strong willed will simply refused to do
what she does not want to do. In the end you will just burn yourself out.
Strong Willed are Bossy
The strong willed have a very definite
vision in the mind of how things should be and they will go to any level to
make it happen. They have little hesitation in telling their peers as to how
they should behave. Similarly, they do not hesitate in telling the adults of what
is expected out of them.
Strong Willed are the Rule Makers
Do not expect a strong quilt to go by
your rules as to when they should wake up in the morning or turn in for the
night. They will simply come up with the excuse that they are not sleepy. They
are the rule makers and will turn down any opinions, commands or suggestions
from the authorities.
Strong Willed are Impatient
Do not expect your strong willed child
to be patient while waiting in the doctorâ€™s clinic, or in a queue at the
grocery shop or even for a video game to share with friends or siblings. They
on Getting What They Feel They Deserve
The strong willed children are unable to
differentiate between need and want. If they want to play outside in the snow
or rain, there is nothing stopping them. If they want to eat something special
for a meal, you cannot convince them. They feel that they are not getting
enough, even if they are getting the most.
Will Negate Warnings
They will negate warnings that they are not
interested in listening to. If you tell a strong willed child to
be careful, â€śtake the umbrella,â€ť or â€śwear a sweater,â€ť they are not likely to
listen, if it does not adhere with their needs. They have selective hearing as
per their needs and will tune out to anything that is not important to them.
It is not easy to manage a strong willed
child and be patient all the time. It is tough to parent a strong willed and be
calm and maintain your composure all the time. You may need to further look
into two aspects to deal with the challenge of raising a strong willed child.
One, adapting methods that help you to maintain your patience, composure and
understanding with a strong willed and two, how to address the challenge and
behave with a strong willed child.
What are the common traits of a strong
willed child? How to deal with a strong willed child? In which fields can
strong willed children excel? Discuss