Often misbehaving children land up facing misbehaving parents, that’s no good. That’s not being a role model. Definitely, misbehavior of kids adds to layers of parenting stress but misbehaving back with kids is never an option.
Usually at time of misbehavior interpretation is – problem child. That’s negativity. Child is not the problem and there is a need to dig deep to reach to the problem child is encountering. Positivity not only contains misbehavior, it eventually eliminates it. Instant reaction to misbehavior is certificate of approval of misbehavior as a strategy, hurts.
A thought through, controlled, delayed reaction lays down foundation for partnering rather than pointless preaching. Works!