Understanding your child’s behaviour and responding positively
Ever wish you could be inside your child’s head for a moment to figure out what’s making them do what they do? Tired of getting the shrug of shoulders when you ask them why they did something? By understanding that children live in a world of feelings (without easily expressing feelings in words), and are showing us their feelings through their actions, our whole attitude starts to change. Just like crying babies usually need food, sleep or a nappy change, there is a reason for everything that our kids do – even though they don’t consciously know this, there are always underlying needs and feelings at play. The best way to figure them is to ask yourself what they may need and feel.
When kids can’t find positive, useful ways to have their needs met or feelings expressed, they’ll inevitably turn to more unhealthy ways. Click here to read more learn easy ways to respond better.