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Kids are amazing little beings who are constantly learning and growing. They provide us with a constant source of joy, and they can also be a lot of work. It’s definitely worth it though because kids are the future! Today we’re going to talk about three tips for dealing with that special tyke in your life. Are you trying to figure out how to convince parents that they have the right to spank their children? Kids need boundaries, but some parents don’t know what those boundaries should actually look like.

Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! For starters, try these three things:

First, make sure you set clear rules for your kids. If your kid knows exactly what behavior is unacceptable (and why it’s unacceptable), they’ll be less likely to make bad choices.

Second, try telling your kid why you’ve set a rule. For example, “I love you and I want to keep you safe” or “It’s not okay for kids to hit because we need to show that it’s not okay.” You can also use real-life examples from their own life experiences to reinforce what the rules are.

Third, help your kid understand how to behave properly in certain situations. Give them scenarios and ask how they would handle themselves in those circumstances. Not only is this great practice for difficult social settings down the road, but it also gets them thinking about what makes a good choice. Kids will start making better decisions when they’re able to recognize all the factors involved.

Let’s get into some examples, shall we? Imagine you have a 6-year old who frequently hits her peers at school or daycare. She understands that it’s not okay to hit the kids she plays with, so what can be done about this extreme behavior?

First of all, make sure you set clear rules for your kids. You could tell her that physical contact with other people is only allowed when someone says “yes” first. It will be hard to enforce these boundaries until your kid understands why they exist in the first place though. Let them know that hitting hurts and you want them to be safe around their friends. You could also try incorporating real life examples from their own experiences.

For example, maybe your daughter knows how it feels to be hit, and she doesn’t like it when other kids do it. That’s a great opportunity for you to explain why the same rules apply in every situation. Maybe she also knows someone who has been physically hurt or endangered by someone else. Talk about these incidents with her so she understands the consequences of bad behavior.

Teaching your little one how to behave properly in certain situations can also be helpful, especially when they have no awareness of what makes a good choice. For example, you could give them examples of potentially dangerous scenarios that are actually quite common. Let them know that they need to ask for permission before touching anyone at school or daycare if they want to keep themselves and their friends safe. If you’d like, you can also provide them with some of your own real-life examples.

For instance, maybe your child knows that it’s never okay to hit someone else because you want to know they’re safe. Maybe they’ve seen people get hurt on the news or read about situations where people were in danger. You could also give them some more general examples; namely, that it’s never okay for anyone (including adults) to hit another person unless defending themselves against physical harm.