Five Tips to Break Kid’s Bad Habits
Posted: Apr 28, 2012
Your kid’s bad habits are to be noticed time and again by a responsible parent like you. It is indeed true that your kid might develop bad habits due to several reasons. One of the primary reasons for developing bad habits is your child’s association with the other children of your neighborhood. It is said that association teaches both good and bad. Association with good children teaches good things to your kid whereas mixing up with the ill-mannered kids in your neighborhood would teach bad habits and manners to your kid as well.
Bad habits include telling lies, getting up very late in the mornings, absenting from school, watching a lot of television and the like. All these are habits that are not liked by a parent. As a proud parent you would wonder how to restrain your kid from following these bad habits. In other words you might wonder how to break your kid’s bad habits. There are five tips to break kid’s bad habits.
Teach your kid the ill effects of bad habits. Make him feel that he has erred too much. Make him feel that he should not continue in the same manner. Teach him slowly and with interest. Do not try to be harsh on your kid when he exhibits bad habits much to your displeasure
Tell him the advantages of good habits on the contrary. This will encourage him to follow good habits much to your delight and contentment.
Teach your child how to overcome bad habits. You can teach him by narrating small incidents either from your own life or some small stories much to the joy of your child.
If you feel that your kid is developing bad habits due to association then you would do well to find out the type of association and gradually make an attempt to cut down on the type of association which you think is causing you the worry.
Finally guard your kid even without being observed by him. In other words your kid should not know that you are watching him. Observe the reasons for bad habits and try to develop in him good ones in the course of time.
Austin Ames has many years' experience in article writing and he has written many more in the past.