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Setting concise ground rules for behavior that are enforced with polite phrases can work well at harmonizing your family. Rather than saying “no hitting” try “touch gently” and see if this doesn’t encourage more constructive measures of interaction.

You must not give in to all of your child’s demands, especially if they are unreasonable. It is important that you only give your child things on your terms. The last thing you need is a child who thinks that they are in control or that can control you using their emotions.

Remember that each child is a different person.

Methods that worked with one child could be ineffective with the next child. This covers rewards and punishments. It is important to remember what you have, and have not, tried in the past.

Parents who have a teenager that is beginning the college selection process need to make sure that they do not try to influence their child to go to the same university that they did. Teenagers do not like being told what to do so they may choose the complete opposite out of spite.

Having a routine in a child’s life will make them feel comfortable because they know exactly what to expect. It is best to focus on meal times, homework, and bedtimes in particular. Consistency in your household’s routines can have positive impacts on your child’s behavior and attitude, so stick with your plans.

Don’t smoke at home when you have kids.

It is actually a good idea to quit smoking altogether, especially if you have children. Secondhand smoke can cause just as many problems as smoking yourself. Children who are exposed to second-hand smoke regularly are at greater risk for developing respiratory illnesses, asthma, and cancer.

Children often hate taking medicine, so try mixing it with something tasty. Disguise your child’s medicine in orange juice if they do not like taking medicine. If your child needs eye drops, have them close their eyes, then put the drop on their eyelid. Then, when the eye is opened, the eye drops will be right there and fall straight in.

Your child will become more confident in his abilities if you allow him to help with a variety of tasks. Allow children to help put away dishes, clean toys, and choose their own clothes for the day. When putting the laundry away, have your child sort one pile of socks. These simple tasks help your child to feel independent and help you to get work done around the house.

Try to give them suggestions on what to do instead of what not to do… When a child is told they shouldn’t do a certain thing, they are more inclined to attempt it because they feel a restriction of freedom. Rather, if you emphasize those things that they are permitted to do, they will feel as if they have some control.

All you need is a clear kitchen counter and a rolled-up towel. Put the towel on the counter and put your child on it so that his head is under the sink faucet. Then turn on the faucet to run water over his hair. Most toddlers find this method less stressful than having their heads placed underwater.

The following parenting tip is geared toward toddlers.

Toddlers who misbehave and think only of themselves must be reminded to behave properly and wait for their turn. Teaching your child how to wait, and share, can help encourage them to have better behavior, and act out less when things don’t go their way. Try a spell in “time-out” if they don’t wish to partake in these behaviors.

These tips will help you to be a successful parent. Parenting is a unique experience and is different for everyone. Understand that there is not a single, correct way to do things. Use whatever advice you like the most and helps you the best. Childhood is all too brief; enjoy the exciting time you have while your children are still looking to you for guidance.

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