Bad behavior

Arpita - posted on 08/21/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 6 years old. He is good in his academics. But when it comes to behavior ,he is highly unpredictable. He does things intentionally to see reaction frm the other side. I was staying in a joint family earlier so he was highly pampered. He is moody and loves doing everything opposite told to him.

I tried talking to him about his behavior, about how others view it and also shouting on him when i loose my patience. and now it is spanking.....

Things are not working.....

Any suggestions....

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Jodi - posted on 08/22/2013

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But what about consequences for his actions? What do you do when he behaves in a way you don't want, other than yelling at him, spanking him or talking to him? REAL consequences, like taking away TV privileges, or decided NOT to go to the park because he can't behave, that sort of thing? Or is yelling, spanking and talking all you have tried?

Arpita - posted on 08/22/2013

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consequences like the way other people perceive him.....that in case he does not control his behavior he will face problems......like no friend every where......ya i praise him, reward him with a thing he likes

Jodi - posted on 08/21/2013

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Have you tried actually providing him with very clear and consistent consequences? Often the consequences depend on what he is doing wrong, which you haven't indicated, so it is hard to give advice without knowing exactly what he is doing.

You also need to make sure you reward him for GOOD behaviour. Often, we are so intent on punishing bad behaviour that we forget that unless we reward the good behaviour, how are they going to know what that looks like? Have you tried a reward chart?

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