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Defiant children are high spirited, energetic and emotional. They are not bad. Their behavior might be absolutely horrible, however.
The question is of course, how do we help them?
This is something you can do. You will find the tools and resources here that will guide you in just the right direction to help your defiant children.
Any approach you use has to have a combination of love, understanding and firmness, or it simply will not work. Without the love and understanding, you don't have a connection, and the firmness will seem harsh.
Without the firmness, defiant children will walk all over you.
That depends. If you have a good connection with the child, but you're not consistent with limits and boundaries, then your emphasis has to be on making your love a little tougher.
If, on the other hand, you have been too strict and controlling, and you don't have a good connection with the child, then establishing a bond and forming a loving connection is priority one.
Consider these points to help you decide:
The most important thing is that you don't give up on your defiant child. And don't give up on yourself. You can do this.
You can be the good parent, teacher, etc. that you want to be. And it won't just be your child who benefits. You will gain tremendously by trying to provide the balance of love and firm guidance that your defiant children need.
If only it was easy. If it was, you would have already taken care of this. Your child is worth the hard work, and so are you!
Here are the steps that I recommend in helping defiant children:
You can also learn about even more parenting strategies for the defiant child from FamilyEducation.com.
Preview the audio program below. You have everything you need to accomplish your goals here, and these tools will help you get there sooner rather than later.
HELPING YOUR CHILDREN WITH THEIR ANGER:
A Guide For Parents of Children and Adolescents
Powerful and effective! Get the control you need and teach your children control with successful child anger management techniques.
These 2 child anger management CDs are designed to help parents understand and teach their children effective anger management skills. Listen to Dr. DeFoore as he teaches you exactly what to do
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