The child’s negative behavior in ages 3-4 years can occur due to several reasons. Most of the time, the reason for challenging behavior is frustration, boredom, hunger, overexcitement or tiredness.
How parents can deal with child’s challenging behavior?
Dealing with your child’s behavior is extremely important if it’s affecting you or your child.
• Start practicing things which are right for your child and the entire family. Children are great observers, if you practice things which you know are wrong, it won’t work for your child as well.
• Avoid giving up in finding solutions for challenging behavior. Ask for extra assistance and support from other parents, your friends, partner, counselor or others.
• Be consistent in your behavior as it gets confusing for your child if you change your behavior randomly. Everyone in close association with your child should behave in the same way.
• Avoid overreacting to your child’s annoying behavior. Staying calm makes your child more comfortable. It will allow your child to enjoy other things with you. Try talking to a counselor, partner or friend on how to cope up.
• Start having conversations with your child as it allows them to understand what you want and why you want them to behave as such. Encouraging your child to talk about their feelings, makes them feel less frustrated and more attached to the parents.
• Appreciating your child makes them feel good. It boosts up their confidence and self-esteem. Show your appreciation by giving them attention, smile, and hugs.
• You can praise your child for good behavior by spending some extra time with them or making their favorite meals. You can also take them to the places they love.
• Avoid hitting your child as your behavior will make them aggressive and they will assume that smacking someone is part of one’s behavior.
• Lower your voice instead of shouting at them as this will make them more frustrated and aggressive.
Which things can result in your child’s challenging behaviour?
• Sudden Lifestyle changes
• If parents are going through the difficult phase, children are the first one to notice
• Avoid blaming your child for your own problems
• Your child might show tantrums in order to seek attention from the parents. Try showing them affection when they behave appropriately
• Hormonal mood swings
• Bullying or some problematic situations at school
Learn to diffuse such situations where a child starts behaving mischievously. Try talking to your child and listening to their issues which helps them to stay calm. You can encourage your child on how to cope up with issues around them at school or at home. Showing affection towards your child makes them a positive person with good behavior.